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Skepticism about Sudanese military's calls for dialogue

Analysts believe the recent call by Sudan’s military leaders for a dialogue to overcome the ongoing political crisis will not lead to any results.
Muslim devotees pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in al-Jarif suburb, Khartoum, Sudan, May 2, 2022.

CAIRO — Political deadlock has prevailed in Sudan following the actions of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Transitional Sovereign Council, on Oct. 25, 2021, to dissolve the military-civilian Sovereign Council and the government, impose a state of emergency and suspend work on some provisions of the constitutional document.

Since the army assumed power on Oct. 25, 2021, the Sudanese people have been taking to the streets of Khartoum, denouncing the deteriorating political, social and economic conditions, refusing any negotiation or partnership with the military component of the authorities and demanding a return to the democratic transition of power led by a civilian government. Meanwhile, the security forces resorted to arresting activists and politicians.

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