Summary

In echoes of the Arab Spring, Sudan is currently in the grips of a state-wide protest movement.

Though the demonstrations were born out of economic crisis in December of last year, they quickly evolved a political dimension. More recently, the protestors have been invigorated by the fall of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algeria under similar circumstances.

Yet there’s no indication that Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir will go quietly into the night after 29 years in power, and more violence is almost a certainty in the short-term.