Will Sudan’s Military Share Power with Civilian Leaders?

A family seeks shelter from bombings among the rocks. (Photo, caption courtesy VOM USA)

Sudan’s future hangs in the balance. The international community wants Sudan’s military and civilian leaders to return to a power-sharing agreement dissolved by last week’s military coup.

Will General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan concede or maintain his current control?

Mediators say negotiations between the two parties continue and will “bear fruit” in the coming days. John*, a Gospel worker focused on Sudan, doesn’t think a “quick fix” is realistic.

“The (complex) background in Sudan doesn’t give a good foundation for quick movement into a new government, a new philosophy of society,” John says.

“Real change takes time.”

The October 25 military takeover is the latest episode in Sudan’s rocky transition to civilian rule. Massive protests in 2019 removed former dictator Omar al-Bashir from power. Bashir held Sudan under militant Islamic control for nearly 30 years.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for unity among Sudanese believers, and pray they will stand firm in their faith.
  • Ask the Lord to help Sudanese Christians persevere through new trials.