Focus SUDAN Issue dated 21/06/2021

Sudan leaders move transition goalposts to cling to power

After president Omar al-Bashir was deposed in 2019, a deal was struck to share power between military and civilian leaders for a transitional period leading to elections in December next year. But the ruling Sovereignty Council set up by that deal is stealthily finding ways to postpone the polls, which now will not happen before 2024. Western powers know what is going on, but say nothing. [...] (1414 words)
After president Omar al-Bashir was deposed in 2019, a deal was struck to share power between military and civilian leaders for a transitional period leading to elections in December next year. But the ruling Sovereignty Council set up by that deal is stealthily finding ways to postpone the polls, which now will not happen before 2024. Western powers know what is going on, but say nothing. [...] (1414 words)
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