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Sudan in the Transition Period

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After last week's leadership transition took place in Algeria, North Africa, now, the same process has taken place in East Africa. On Thursday (April 11, 2019), Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir had to surrender his power to the military. The move came after demonstration was staged by Sudanese people since December last year. With the surrender of power, the regime of Omar al-Bashir, who has been in power for almost three decades, has ended.Omar al-Bashir ruled after overthrowing the elected government in June 1989. During his reign, there was a split between North Sudan, the majority Muslim and South Sudan with most Christians. In 2003, he tried to repress the rebellion and around 30 thousand people were killed. In 2005, he signed a peace agreement with rebels in South Sudan. 6 months later, a new state of South Sudan proclaimed its independence. In 2009, Omar al Bashir was convicted of war crimes by the International Court which issued an arrest warrant for him. Uniquely in 2010, he was elected president despite being opposed by the opposition. In 2015, he was still elected president for the second period.Joy arose among those who hoped for the fall of al Bashir's government. But that hasn't been the end of the struggle. Protest groups under the organization of the Sudanese Professional Association (SPA) continued to stage a demonstration to encourage the formation of a civilian government. After taking over the power, the military authority establishes a state of emergency for 3 months and freezes the Constitution.Now, the world hopes that during the transition period, the situation will get better and the General Election to be able to determine the civilian government can be realized. The problem is whether the military can create a conducive atmosphere after the transition of power. If not, the military will continue to take control of the government, which eventually forms a new military regime like 30 years ago. The key point is that the Sudanese people must be patient and the country's military knows that the future of Sudan is determined by the people of Sudan.

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