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Old 07-07-2012   #12
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Default What is going on?

Some context for recent events:
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Sudan has a history of non-violent pro-democracy civil insurrection which far pre-dates the Arab Spring. But can such an uprising succeed today?
Optimistically it ends with:
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Though the movement faces enormous challenges and victory is by no means certain, the current protests in Sudan illustrate that even the most brutal regime is ultimately vulnerable if it loses legitimacy in the eyes of its people.
Link:http://www.opendemocracy.net/opensec...l-insurrection

Sudanese politics in a short primer, even with a bewildering number of political groups, but this sums it all up:
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The current regime has been in power for 23 years with nothing to show for it.
Link:http://www.opendemocracy.net/opensec...urity-in-sudan
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