Sudan Conflict Requires Civilian Engagement

By Joseph Siegle with Voice of America
April 18, 2023

Sudanese protesters carry protestors killed by security forces during pro-democracy marches. (Photo: Peoplesdispatch)

Sudan has endured a military government for the past three decades leading to economic contraction, hyperinflation, and now conflict. The enduring lack of legitimacy, distrust by the population, and need for international investment to stabilize Sudan’s economy makes the continuation of any form of military government in Sudan an untenable option. Sudanese civilian and civil society leaders, meanwhile, have demonstrated resiliency and have put forward a pathway for transitioning away from conflict and toward democracy. The Sudan crisis will not be resolved by military actors, therefore, but will require civilian engagement supported by international actors.

From Africa News Tonight.