On Tuesday 11 January at 19:30 GMT:
Two more protesters died after a massive protest Sunday in Sudan. Security forces fired tear gas as thousands marched from Omdurman to Bahri, two neighboring cities of the capital Khartoum, in defiance of the country’s military rulers.
According to the pro-democracy Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, the death toll stands at 62, who also accused security forces of attacking staff at medical facilities that treated wounded protesters.
Sudan has been led by a joint military and civilian government since a massive uprising in 2019 overthrew longtime President Omar al-Bashir. The agreement was supposed to remain in place until democratic elections in July 2023.
But, after weeks of protests, the civilian leader and interim prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was overthrown in a military coup last October. He was later reappointed before retiring, citing frustration over a stalemate over the direction of elections.
Now several countries including Norway, the United States and the UK threaten to withhold aid unless a wide range of civilians are involved in finding Hamdok’s replacement.
In this episode of The Stream, we discuss the latest news from Sudan and ask ourselves whether the transition to democracy is doomed.
In this episode of The Stream we are joined by:
Nisreen Elsaim, @NisreenElsaim
Muzan Alneel, @MuzanAlneel
Kholood Khair, @KholoodKhair
Managing Partner, Insight Strategy Partners