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Vol 60 No 16

Published 9th August 2019


From revolution to realpolitik

Neither side likes the deal. The generals want to play for time and the activists see it as a first step to power

For the thousands gathering in central Khartoum, waving flags and sounding horns around the Friendship Hall, the constitutional declaration initialled on 4 August was far from the revolutionary victory they had sought. It has taken four months since the overthrow of Omer el Beshir, tortuous negotiations, mass sit-ins and enduring murderous attacks by the security forces to get here.

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