Transition Talks In Sudan Suspended Amid Violence

A protester takes a rest in a street leading to the sitin outside the Sudanese military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sudanese protesters say security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that left six people dead, including an army officer, and heightened tensions as the opposition holds talks with the ruling military council. Both the protesters and the transitional military council say the violence was instigated by al-Bashir loyalists from within the security forces.
A protester takes a rest in a street leading to the sitin outside the Sudanese military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sudanese protesters say security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that left six people dead, including an army officer, and heightened tensions as the opposition holds talks with the ruling military council. Both the protesters and the transitional military council say the violence was instigated by al-Bashir loyalists from within the security forces. AP Photo
A protester takes a rest in a street leading to the sitin outside the Sudanese military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sudanese protesters say security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that left six people dead, including an army officer, and heightened tensions as the opposition holds talks with the ruling military council. Both the protesters and the transitional military council say the violence was instigated by al-Bashir loyalists from within the security forces.
A protester takes a rest in a street leading to the sitin outside the Sudanese military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sudanese protesters say security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that left six people dead, including an army officer, and heightened tensions as the opposition holds talks with the ruling military council. Both the protesters and the transitional military council say the violence was instigated by al-Bashir loyalists from within the security forces. AP Photo

Transition Talks In Sudan Suspended Amid Violence

Military leaders in Sudan announced earlier this week that they would work with the opposition alliance, the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF), for a three-year period to transition governance to a civilian administration. This move comes after protests led to the ousting of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in April. Now, however, the transition in Sudan has been put on hold amid significant violence. On Wednesday, at least nine protesters were injured; Sudanese forces reportedly fired live ammunition at demonstrators in Khartoum. Joining us to discuss the rapidly unfolding events in Sudan is Alden Young. Young is an historian and director of Africana Studies at Drexel University. He is also the author of Transforming Sudan: Decolonization, Economic Development, and State Formation.