Anti-government protests have rocked Sudan since the beginning of 2019, with police crackdowns leaving dozens of dead and many wounded. Large crowds have taken to the streets across the country to denounce a government decision in December to triple the price of bread and to demand the end of President Omar al-Bashir’s regime. The following articles and interviews offer accounts of earlier protests and regime repression as well as an overview of US policy toward Sudan leading up to the secession of South Sudan in 2011.


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New Alliances and Schisms in Sudan

Interview with Khalid Mustafa Medani 10.29.2013

Between Grievances and State Violence

Khalid Mustafa Medani In: 267 (Summer 2013)

Understanding the Prospects and Challenges for Another Popular Intifada in Sudan

Khalid Mustafa Medani 06.28.2012

US Policy and the Sudan Split

Mimi Kirk In: 262 (Spring 2012)

How to cite this article:

"Background to Ongoing Protests in Sudan," Middle East Report Online, August 05, 2019.
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