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In the two months since former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted in a military coup, how much has Sudan really changed?
The country's ruling Transitional Military Council has announced a stepped up presence of security forces after a general strike and civil disobedience campaign began on Sunday. Those forces include the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary group demonstrators blame for last week's deadly crackdown where protesters say more than a hundred people were reportedly killed. Authorities put the death toll at 61. Protest leaders, though, are defiant and say the general strike will continue until Sudan transitions to a civilian government.
In this episode, we'll discuss Sudan's future and potential next steps for the popular uprising. Under what circumstances will the military share or give power to a civilian government? Join the conversation.
On this episode of The Stream, we are joined by:
Mohammed Ameen @moaamin90
Spokesperson, Sudan Change Now
Hiba Morgan @hiba_morgan
Journalist, Al Jazeera
Husam Osman Mahgoub @HusamOm
Spokesperson, Sudanese Engineers Syndicate
Sudan's military blames protesters for deadly crackdown - Al Jazeera