After a high-profile government announcement, and a series of consultations in recent weeks, the national dialogue opened on September 30, 2019, in Yaoundé, Cameroon and is expected to last for a week. A large number of actors are invited to participate: several opposition political parties, civil society organizations and religious leaders (including the Catholic Church) have responded to Prime Minister Joseph Dion’s invitation to all “peace-loving” Cameroonians.
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.” […]