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Vol 60 No 1

Published 11th January 2019


The people's spring against Beshir

Long-standing opposition groups and former regime allies are demanding the President's exit in the biggest protests since he seized power 30 years ago

Three weeks of opposition demonstrations across the country have left President Omer Hassan el Beshir much weakened, and vulnerable to machinations in the National Congress Party regime and threats by his rivals in the military. In this wave of protests which began on 19 December, the 63rd anniversary of the country's unilateral declaration of independence from British rule, activists rapidly escalated their demands from lower food prices to the immediate resignation of the President and the installation of a transitional government to organise free elections.

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