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The way forward: The people’s determination toppled the dictator

Ziad Abdel Samad
Beirut, Lebanon

Apr 14, 2019 — 

People’s quest for peace and democratic change should remain at the center in Sudan

On April 11th, following 5 days of sit-ins at the Army Headquarters in Khartoum and country-wide mobilizations that started back in December 2018 Sudanese people showed the power of people and became the proof of hope.

Their resistance to violence and oppression articulated in peaceful demonstrations and showing how those identified as most vulnerable, women, play an active role in calling for a new social contract became the real victory towards ousting the Sudanese regime.

The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), in support of Sudanese people, reminds that months of protests, mobilization and loss of around 70 Sudanese people requires a real move towards democracy.

 People’s quest for peace, freedom and social justice should remain at the center of the way forward in Sudan. In this regard, ANND expresses its concern for the current military control and the emergency measures and Repressive measures, human rights violations should not be repeated under the state of emergency. Sudanese people with their determination and courage have clearly demonstrated that the tool for change  cannot be the military power but only people’s power.

ANND remains in support of civil society actors in their peaceful efforts and demands for calling for an inclusive transitional civilian government in Sudan and welcomes the release of detained civil society representatives, including Arab NGO Network for Development Sudanese member, National Civic Forum Secretary General Hasan Abdel Ati.

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