Between December 2018 and August 2019, the Sudanese protest brought about significant political changes in the country. Here is a chronological overview by Stake experts, of what could be the beginning of a new era in Sudan; from the protests against the high cost of living that led to the fall of President Omar al-Bashir, to the refusal of demonstrators of a military-led transition.
“It is clear that some of the population in Sudan remains dissatisfied with the agreement between the TMC and the FFC on the transition, especially since the implementation of the Political Declaration and the Constitutional Declaration will not be followed by direct effects perceptible to the population (the TMC will be dissolved, but the military will retain the presidency of the Sovereign Transition Council during the first 21 months of the transition).” […]
“The heavy-handed intervention by security forces during the July 22 demonstrations in Hawassa could radicalize the positions of the pro-Sidama state movement in the region, leading to even more violent clashes.” […]
The signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and its neighbor, Eritrea, on July 9, 2018 brought new economic and political hopes to the region. Moreover, for both Addis Ababa and Asmara, it meant not only the end of two decades of a frozen-positions war, but also the opening of unexpected perspectives. One year on, however, progresses seem to have remained mainly symbolic.