A Sudanese Spring? Popular discontent with the 30-year rule of authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir swelled over the weekend. Protesters demonstrating in the capital of Khartoum reportedly numbered in the tens of thousands. There were reports on social media that protesters stormed the presidential residence on Saturday – which the government denied. On Sunday, Sudan Radio reported that the country’s National Defense and Security Council was prepared to listen to the demands of the demonstrators – but privately owned Baj News reported that the government was preparing to break up the protests. Last night, as thousands of protesters participated in a sit-in, security forces attacked demonstrators, and according to the BBC, the Sudanese military intervened to protect the protesters and chase the security forces away. If it isn’t already obvious, there is a great deal of uncertainty on the ground right now. Since protests started in December 2018, the administration has proved re
Daily Memo: Sudanese Protests, the Italian Deficit, EU-China Relations
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