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The Horn: After Sudan’s Revolution with Reem Abbas
The Horn: After Sudan’s Revolution with Reem Abbas
Podcast / Africa

The Horn: After Sudan’s Revolution with Reem Abbas

The Horn of Africa faces myriad crises. Beyond the potentially devastating impact of COVID-19 on politics and the economy, the region is grappling with deeply troubled transitions, cross-border jihadism and remains a playground for great power competition. In this Episode, Host Alan Boswell and journalist, activist, and researcher Reem Abbas to discuss Sudan's transition away from autocracy.

S1 Episode 3: After Sudan’s Revolution with Reem Abbas

Sudan’s strongman Omar al-Bashir was swept from power in April after a 30-year dictatorship. A power sharing agreement was signed in August between the military and opposition alliance, which offers the best hope for the country as it transitions away from autocracy. However, the civilian-led government faces monumental challenges, among them a a deeply dysfunctional economy, political polarisation and a powerful security establishment bent on clinging onto power.


Reem Abbas, journalist, activist and researcher, joins Alan Boswell this week to discuss these dynamics and suggest ways forward that can improve the lives of the many millions of disempowered Sudanese who, for decades, have been reduced to dire living conditions, conflict and marginalisation. 

Click here to listen on iTunes or Spotify.

Reem was a contributor to our recent report, Safeguarding Sudan’s Revolution.