Something is not right in Sudan, and it is high time we started asking the right questions.
Who is truly in charge? Who calls the shorts and who is in charge of Sudan?
We must come to terms with the fact that the age of Neo-colonialism is upon us and we can no longer take the words of Kwame Nkrumah for granted.
Indeed, Africa has become a Neo-colonial state and we need to act fast and act now!
When the military ousted Sudan’s ex-president, Omar al-Bashir, we all said it would be the beginning of a new dawn in the country. We expected things to change and most importantly, we expected the military to hand over to an interim civilian government.
We had thought that by now, Sudan will be preparing for its first elections to give the citizens the opportunity to elect its leaders for the first time. This is the only way the brave citizens of the country who defied the odds and risked their lives to protest against al-Bashir can be repaid.
All promises made by the military to hand over have continued to have one issue or the other.
Over the weekend, Sudanese and Africans, in general, were stunned by the decision of the African Union Envoy to postpone a meeting that will see parties in Sudan sign a power-sharing deal.
African Union envoy Mohammed el-Hassan Labat revealed this Saturday after meeting with the military council and Ethiopia’s envoy, Mahmoud Dirir.
“The meeting that was supposed to be this evening between the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change and the military council in Sudan was postponed.
“The Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change delegation asked for more consultations, and thanks to the transitional military council for accepting this demand so the meeting will be postponed”, Labat said.
Earlier in the day, thousands of Sudanese filled the streets of Khartoum and several other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly evacuation of a protest sit-in.
The “Justice First” marches were called by the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which has been leading the protests.
The protests led to the ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir in April.
Despite the ousting of the dictator, Sudan has continued to experience unrest.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of towns and cities across Sudan on Saturday calling for justice for pro-democracy protesters killed by security forces in weeks of unrest.
Crowds filled major squares and thoroughfares waving the national flag, lighting candles and chanting:
“The mother of a martyr is my mother; the blood of a martyr is my blood.”
Who is in control of Sudan? Who is in control of Africa?
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