Sudan at a Crossroads

Sudan at a Crossroads
Sudanese protesters flash victory signs and lift national flags on October 25, 2021 / AFP via Getty Images

It’s not just a regime, it’s more than that. It’s a way of order, it’s a way of life. And this is what the Islamists imposed on Sudan. So we had to unlock all of these levels that the Bashir regime implanted into this country. It’s so deep, it’s so entrenched, it’s not easy to get rid of it. And we’re still working on getting rid of it.

In this special episode on the Oct. 25 military takeover in Sudan, Sudanese American journalist Isma’il Kushkush and Khartoum-based activist Dallia Abdelmoniem talk New Lines’ Faisal Al Yafai through the chaotic events of the past two weeks — and the two years leading up to them. They explain why the coup has deep roots in Sudan’s troubled political past, what it feels like to be back out on the streets — and why the generals may have overplayed their hand.

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