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An Inevitable Tragedy or Tentative Hope in Sudan?


Main Image Credit Protest against the military council in front of the army’s general headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, 14 April 2019. Courtesy of Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua/PA Images


Whether the recently agreed peace deal in Sudan, allegedly aimed at a democratic transition and civilian rule, will lead to stability is far from a forgone conclusion.

After months of stalled negotiations between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Declaration of Freedom and Change (DFC) – an umbrella movement representing Sudan’s vibrant strains of civic activism – police and paramilitaries launched a coordinated assault to clear the main protest site outside the Ministry of Defence in Khartoum and satellite camps across Omdurman and other Sudanese cities. Blue-clad security personnel killed at least 100 people and injured over

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Michael Jones

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Terrorism and Conflict

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