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Bashir Moves Sudan to Dangerous New Ground
Faced with the most serious protests against his 30-year rule, President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration of a state of emergency will not save his bankrupt, unpopular regime.
Instead, security forces must halt worsening violence, Bashir should step down and all sides should work on a broadly inclusive transitional government.
President Omar al-Bashir’s address to the nation on the evening of 22 February attempted to defuse the crisis that has engulfed his administration in the longest wave of protests in decades.
Instead, the president’s words infuriated protesters and steered the confrontation, pitting the…