The recent Sudanese uprising was a result of the protests which erupted on 19th December 2018 in some Sudanese towns due to the price hikes and the deterioration of the economic situations besides the absence of freedom of expression and banning any political activities.
This revolution is not the first of its kind in Sudan as the country witnessed – since its independence – several uprisings against the military governments. The first was in 1964 against General Abboud’s military regime. The second was in April 1985 against Field marshal Gaafar Numeiri dictatorship.
Sudan also witnessed three transitional periods which came after the fall of the military government. The transitional periods varied in their time and also varied in their political harvest according to observers.
But the common factor is that all those transitional periods were dominated by political and security crises. Some of those transitional governments were pure civilian such as the government of Sir El-Khatim Al-Khalifa, others were a mixture between civilians and military generals such as the governments of Swar Addahab and the present government which followed the December 19th revolution.
The present transitional period is the most difficult in Sudan’s history due to the enormous challenges starting from the deteriorating living conditions to the political disputes, the fragile security situations along with the renewed tribal clashes and other problems.
Sudanese, in general, are fearing the country enters into uncontrollable chaos and conflicts which could not be contained.
Now Sudan is heading swiftly towards total collapse amid the encouragement of the international axes through its embassies and diplomatic missions in Khartoum to serve its interests.
But, there is still a chance to resolve the crisis if all the Sudanese top Sudan’s interest above their narrow partisan ones besides sizing down the influence of the embassies of some countries through stopping their posing their noses in our internal affairs.
Some of our political forces had indeed contributed to strengthening the role of the forces embassies to serve their partisan interests to get a share in the power cake even if the price is colonizing Sudan!