Protests in Sudan have been going on for over 5 months now, with no end in sight.
Despite efforts by the government of President Omar Al-Bashir to clamp down on protesters through violent and non-violent means, the protests have continued.
Change of structure of government and Bashir saying that he will not seek re-election have fallen on ‘deaf ears’ as protesters continue to demand for ‘freedom’.
Bashir has ruled the country since taking over through a coup in June 30th, 1989.
Videos have emerged online showing protesters peacefully demonstrating outside the army headquarters, refusing to go home. The protesters are chanting ‘Horria Salam wa Adala’, meaning freedom peace and Justice.
The army did not attack them.
Sudan is not the only country In Africa facing the protests of this kind.
Algeria, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe are facing the same problems. Though Algeria’s and Sudan have the most prominence according to international media.
Protests in Algeria forced long-serving president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign last week.
The protests began after the ailing Bouteflika announced that he would seek a fifth term.
Even after his resignation, protests have not stopped as protestors are now calling for a complete overhaul of the government.
The army seems to be on the side of the demonstrators.
In Sudan, time might be up for Bashir.
Saturday, the masses gathered outside the military command headquarters calling on the army to protect the nonviolent uprising against Al-Bashir’s regime.
Omar Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity; first warrant for arrest was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010. The suspect is still at large.
Below are some videos from Sudan
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