Opinion: Sudan Needs Attention and Action Now

By John Goodman, Guma Kunda Komey
Published on Devex.

Sudan’s democratic fate is in the balance. Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese are in the street, risking their lives for peaceful change. Yet the world is not paying attention.

Massive protests are occurring throughout the country, despite the security forces’ regular use of live ammunition against protesters. The Sudanese are bravely doing their part. We should not fail them in their critical hour.

Top leaders in U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration and their counterparts in the U.K. and Norway — a group known as the Troika, which historically acted as mediators in Sudan — should press the current mediators, made up of the African Union, the United Nations, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, to give reinvigorated attention to brokering a deal that puts the country’s transition to democracy back on track. The consequence of failure is the crushing of a homegrown pro-democracy movement and a bleak future for the country...

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