Interview on BBC radio news at end of the day, April 6
#SudanUprising: Late yesterday (11pm ET; 3am GMT, April 7), I gave this overview interview to BBC news (begins minute 9:30): https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wyj184rtx09
Today, concerns about violence that the al-Bashir regime may loose on peaceful protesters near Army headquarters only grow. Reports of conflict between Army and security forces have appeared on Sudanese social media. There are a number of indications that the army, at least below the top generals, is more sympathetic to the uprising than to the regime.
Sooner or later the regime will fall, if only because the economy is in a state of free-fall collapse. There is no exit for the génocidaires, as even the Arab states are offering only their silence and token financial assistance.
The real question is why other international actors are not putting more pressure on the al-Bashir regime to stop its campaign of violence against peaceful protesters demanding peace, freedom, and justice. Five more people were reported killed by security forces in Khartoum and Omdurman over the past 36 hours. Where are the voices of the UN, the AU, the EU, North American countries?
The world’s silence appalls all Sudanese I am hearing from–and they make clear they will remember who stood with them in this critical hour…and who did not.
April 7, 2019 (4:30pm ET)