Assistant Professor Rebecca Hamilton in her recent article in The Washington Post discusses the ousting of Sudan leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who ruled the country for three decades, and the prospect of a democratic transition of power after the military coup led by General Awad Ibn Auf. She says, “[i]f past is prologue, there is little room for optimism. Set up to fail in the aftermath of British colonialism, Sudan has yet to have a government that treats all Sudanese as equal citizens. But then, until today, many believed that Bashir was invincible. With the persistent and courageous efforts of the protesters, hope remains. It is needed, because Sudan’s governance problems did not begin with Bashir’s rule, and nor will they end with his ouster.”

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