There were scenes of jubilation on the streets of Khartoum on April 11, after the army announced the fall of Omar al-Bashir. This departure is the result of a struggle lasting several months, which Khartoum’s neighbors have always closely scrutinized. What consequences are to expect from Omar al-Bashir’s fall for the countries in Sudan’s neighborhood?
Many demonstrations have been taking place for several weeks now against Omar al-Bashir’s Sudanese regime. The demonstrators, who first took the streets to protest against the high cost of living after a hike in the price of bread, are now calling for the resignation of President al-Bashir. They are supported by the Umma Party, the main opposition party. Is Sudan engaged in the revolution that will bring down Omar al-Bashir (in power since 1993)? What future does this prospect open for the country?
In an analysis of Central African region published in the “Continental hot spots in 2019” series, Stake experts called for vigilance on the high risk of creating a “gray zone” in term of security on the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. Let’s look into this hypothesis in the details.
Whether they are old unresolved crises or conflicts that have grown in recent years, several regions of the African continent remain subject to strong political and security tensions. Stake Experts created a map of the areas in crisis across the continent to provide factual insights into the geopolitical environment of the continent in 2019.