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🇸🇩Why are Sudan’s protests gaining momentum? | Al Jazeera English



Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir says his country is in crisis but is refusing to accept blame for the political unrest.

Protesters have been calling on al-Bashir to step down for the past 11 days.

According to Amnesty International, at least 39 people have been killed in the subsequent crackdown on protests.

Abdelwahab El-Affendi, professor of politics at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and former Sudanese diplomat, talks to Al Jazeera about what is causing the protests in Sudan to spread and the government’s harsh crackdown.

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31 comments

  1. I guess Omar is getting ready to run to Tigray, just like his partners!

  2. ESYAS AFWERK Dictater down down

  3. Libya,Syria,Iraq,……Sudan loading?

  4. African leaders are criminals , dictators , and should be punished badly, one of them is Isayas, of Eritrea, who is
    having close relationship with Arab countries , ignoring African countries for his own interest, to collect,chains of golds
    around his neck as a gift. Eritreans should learn from other countries who are protesting for their rights, unity,and
    independence, for the last 27 years no election, no freedom,of speech, no right to protest, no exercise owns religion no
    constitution , no, election.Eritrea is one man's country.

  5. A WAR CRIMINAL…..TPLF Woyane Tigre your buddies next door are dying agonizing death too….no-one to help you 😂😂😂😂😂

  6. Soon Morocco and Algeria inchaelah

  7. Ur the one causing the problems liar

  8. This is what sanctions do to a country: they don't hurt the dictator, they hurt the people. al-Bashir also followed the austerity policies of the IMF, which contributed to this crisis. This is Colonialism 2.0 – the west profits off these countries by buying resources cheap (in this case oil) while controlling them economically. If you want to help the people of Sudan and you come from a western country, you should be working to end the sanctions and dismantle the IMF.

  9. People living in Atlanta, GA, we are having a protest by the CNN building, Come, please show your support.

  10. please Sudanese use dialogue not war and don't believe in Whites Africa it can solve it's problems

  11. afhanistan, iraq, syria, libya, somalia …
    now its time for Sudan…
    then in waiting list are Lebanon and Iran…

  12. No need they will regret after removing him.. we saw all from Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt… can't they learn.. Stupid arabs

  13. This is actually disgusting and what makes it even more vile is that the president of sudan is the 6th richest president in the world; meaning if he wanted to truly help his people he would of.

  14. Another regime change, by USA

  15. From the palace to the grave, this is the ideology of the Sudanese dictator.

  16. Sudan is ruled by an ignorant, merciless, idiot and liar dictator.

  17. Albeshir, 30 years more than enough for you, please step down !!!

  18. Bashir has wanted the Power forever. is that fair. where is justice??????? Where is expression freedom???? enough is enough. we could not wait to see Bashir standing in front of the high Court!!!

  19. Bashir mentioned by saying sanciation. It's really trash from him and his government. all the money goes for the army and police and new movement called aldam alsarieeh…. it is 70 % goes to them. people are really suffering from poverty and economic crisis. always the government give many reasons by missing alot of things

  20. Africans WILL NEVER GET IT TOGETHER THEY ARE JUST IGNORANT AND GREEDY will always be at the BOTTOM until JESUS comes SAD BUT TRUE

  21. Because (Zionist Zombies) plan is working entirely world under sages Riba.

  22. Al jazeera have no sham the english translation of omer albshir speech is false . at the beginning he said that "there's no apology for what's going on in the last few days……etc" , and he never Spoke abut resources.

  23. Plz general step down to save people who are dying.we are fed up with dictators

  24. NORTH SUDAN might break up in pieces, in future…

  25. Omar al-Bashir is a war criminal and internationally wanted
    by ICC!!
    A breaker of the syndrome … a divider of the country … a destroyer of the economy, health and education
    !
    A thief .. a liar … a hypocrite …. a criminal !!
    To the dustbin of history and all the merchants of religion!
    A peaceful revolution against NCP Regime.
    The cities of Sudan are optimistic

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  26. Qatar is a major sponsor of Beshir

  27. Nice blue uniform for a Criminal scum bag

  28. In south got war and in north Sudan got war where else people should go😭😩😭😩😭😩😭😩😭😩😩😩

  29. East African DICTATORS who all have highschool education at most do not step down when people ask them to. Instead they hide behind their tribe or clan and try to take the country down. IT IS SHAME. ALBASHIR ISAYAS and MUSEVENI are nothing but EMBARASSMENTS to EAST AFRICA.

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