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Sudan on the edge

Posted by: Global Perspectives

Date: Friday, 01 February 2019

 

Editor's note

After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is facing a stiff challenge to his leadership in the form of popular protests. People are deeply unhappy about soaring inflation and the high cost of basic foodstuffs, like bread. Luka Kuol suggests that Sudan is at a crossroads - and that it's time for Bashir to accept mediation, and to stand down, or indicate that he won’t stand for reelection in 2020.

Julius Maina

Regional Editor East Africa

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia in April 2018. EPA-EFE/Stringer

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