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Some are playing with fire in Sudan (2)

Dr. Elshafie Khidir Saeid
In the last article we stated that the philosophy of the transition calls for everyone, irrespective of her/ his political and intellectual vision and affiliation, to agree with the others on a national program/ project that paves the way to achieve the dream of breaking the evil cycle, or the sinister circle, which has been jeopardizing the progress of the Sudan since the dawn of its independence, and to put the country on a new track or foundation platform for building the post-independence national modern state. Also, we stated that what we are witnessing today in the political theater of Sudan has nothing to do with this philosophy of transition, and in fact it has nothing to do with any philosophy unless if failure and disappointments have a philosophy. Unfortunately, this scene has been repeated in all the experiences of transition that Sudan has gone through, all of which ended in a catastrophe whose first victims were the country and its people.
Two of these failed experiences ended with totalitarian military regimes that took over the country in 1958 and 1969. The third failed experience, led to the domination of the oppressive regime of June 1989, which raised the Islam as a slogan and ideology, while continued to impose corruption and tyranny combined with political and administrative mismanagement that left the country and its people with devastating effects which we will need a very long time to get rid of. The fourth failed transitional experience was the most painful, since it led to the separation of the south of Sudan in 2011. Today, if we compare the situation in Sudan with the African countries that gained their independence several years after, and which have weak resources compared to Sudan, we will be in real agony when we see the progress & development in these countries, leaving Sudan in the pit of backwardness and bloody conflicts.
Unfortunately, despite all these failures and disappointments, the Sudanese political elites still behaving as if the hadn’t understood the lesson. Currently, the fifth transitional period, is stumbling with heavy steps and sending confused and contradictory signals, and all the indicators are saying that this fifth transitional period is also heading towards not only a big but towards catastrophic consequences. However, this failure is not an inevitable fate, rather, it is possible to confront it by moving in multiple directions until the lines intersect and produce an act that is resistant to the failure and against attempts to build the nation with a unilateral vision, while enhancing the vision of the comprehensive national project. In this regard, the key sentence here is the unity of the forces of the December 2018 revolution under realistic tactics, and avoiding the gelatinous slogans and the subjective wishes and desires.
For the remaining months of the current transitional period, Sudan has to take a new direction that lead to defeat the coup of October 25, 2021, and to uproot the defunct Injaz regime, and to create a new alternative that consolidates democracy in which a sense of freedom, justice and dignity thrives, under the umbrella of the political, ethnic and cultural diversity and pluralism, away from the idea of ​​the majority and minority dissonance. The journey of rebuilding the country, begins with all the people of Sudan, through their various political, social, cultural and tribal bodies, to raise the ceiling of the common denominators between them and to determine the necessary separations between the state apparatus and the governing system, and to agree on an economic program that will bring the majority the Sudanese people out of the destitution cycle.

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