Continuous Diplomacy!

In December 2018, widespread protests against corruption, unemployment and poverty erupted in Sudan, including in the capital Khartoum, and dozens of innocent protesters were killed by the Sudanese security forces in their violent crackdown of the protests. On 11 April 2019, as a result of the continued protests, the Sudanese military removed former Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, from power, suspended the country’s constitution and imposed a three-month state of emergency. On 3 June 2019, during Sudan’s military rule, security forces attacked a protest outside the military headquarters in Khartoum killing at least 127 people. The intervention of the African Union led to the signing of a power sharing transitional government between the Sudanese civilian and military for a period of three years, with elections scheduled for 2023 after the end of the transitional period. The 2020 Juba Peace Agreement with the coalition of four main armed movements in the Darfur region further strengthened the drive as it gained political momentum.
Despite these moves that were seen as comprehensive settlement and a final solution to the problems especially after the appointment of a Prime Minister, the same crisis continue to produce the same effect prompting calls for the stepping up of international pressure by insisting that security forces halt all violence against protesters in coordination with partners including the African Union (AU) and the U.S.,  support efforts by the UN mission to encourage credible Sudanese efforts to forge consensus between civilian and military officials through inclusive talks, with participation from the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and neighbourhood resistance committees, make sure authorities maintain ceasefires with and among armed groups in Sudan’s peripheries, including Darfur, South Kordofan’s Nuba Mountains and the restive east. 
Considering the fact that building consensus on how to restore the primacy of civilians in leading the transition is not easy, it would be a good idea, for all the stakeholders to s...



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