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One year after coup, Sudan’s political future still uncertain

Under the coup generals, Sudan has plunged into a deep political and economic crisis, while attempts are underway to forge a way out that avoids even greater instability.
Sudanese protesters chant slogans as they march in Omdourman, Sudan, Oct. 21, 2022.

One year after the military takeover that put an end to the fragile democratic transition in Sudan in Oct. 25, 2021, the country finds itself caught in a deep political crisis between the coup alliance, unable to consolidate authority, and the democratic civilian movement.

When the generals seized power, the coup leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, promised that he would quickly appoint a technocratic Cabinet to rectify the situation and run the country until elections in 2023. Yet one year later, Burhan has been unable to fulfill his promises.

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