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Sibylline Podcasts - Sudan – Re-engagement with Negotiations Unlikely to Boost Stability or Result in Significant Transfer of Powe

June 13, 2019

On 3 June, the governing Transitional Military Council opted to utilise force to disperse protesters who had been gathered in central Khartoum since the fall of former president Omar al-Bashir. In doing so they indicated their commitment to the protection of their assets and the retention of their power over Sudan. As such, the resumption of negotiations is unlikely to result in meaningful change, increasing the likelihood of further protest action and enduring instability through the coming months.

Key points include:

  • Explanation of why negotiations initially broke down.
  • The ability of foreign powers to influence negotiations.
  • The trajectory of growing division within the protest movement.

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