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Improving Prospects for a Peaceful Transition in Sudan

Popular protests are rumbling across Sudan, shaking President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year grip on power.

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The authorities have cracked down hard and, as the demonstrations intensify, they may ratchet up the repression.

External powers should urge restraint and offer Bashir a way to the exit.

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Protests across Sudan flared up as the government cut a vital bread subsidy.

Economic grievances are fuelling demands for political change, with protesters calling on President Omar al-Bashir, in power since 1989, to resign.

Authorities have responded with violence, killing…

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