Two of its signatories have already been arrested and the government says it is ‘treason’, but the Sudan Call signals a crucial shift in the political landscape, says Monim Eljak
There have been many false dawns in Sudan’s political landscape since Omar al-Bashir and his party came to power in a military coup 25 years ago. But a low-key ceremony in Addis Ababa last week to unveil a new political agreement, known as the Sudan Call, may yet prove to be a turning point.
Crucially, the call unites the core of a formerly fragmented political and armed opposition on issues of national governance for the first time, calling for a peaceful and popular democratic transformation.
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