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Did Sudan’s autumn come too soon?

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We rejoiced and had high hopes for the revolutionary movement in Sudan, which overthrew the head of the tyrannical authority, Omar Hassan al-Bashir. It is a great achievement for the Sudanese rebels who refused to leave the streets until their demands have been met. They learned the lesson from the Egyptian revolution and fully grasped it, chanting the slogan, “Either victory or Egypt”. We have become an example for people to learn from, and this is not bad or harmful, but rather beneficial to others. Apart from the national strife, ethnic conflicts, and the chauvinistic positions taken by some of the Sudanese people who have disowned the first failed Arab Spring revolutions and tried to remove their revolution from its Arab surroundings, motivated by the distinction each country has, the revolutions teach each other. Moreover, we are a united nation, brought together by a single culture, religion, and joint history. However, unfortunately, we have been divided by colonialism into rivalling countries and peoples suffering from the same illnesses surrounding the nation. We are suffering from the same symptoms and feel the same pains. Therefore, the treatment to our illness is the same and there is no room for complacency and defiance against each other, or for uprooting our roots that run deep in the Arab land.

We, as Arab peoples, must confront the truth and not run away from it. We are still under the control of foreign colonialism and our countries are still occupied and managed by its proxies, who are our own people and who are more brutal and violent than our colonisers. Yes, all of the Arab countries, with no exception, are under occupation. What has been said about the post-independence era is the biggies lie in history, and these Arab revolutions are only links in a long history of the Arab people’s fight and struggle against the foreign coloniser to gain our independence. Once we have done so, we can govern ourselves, and this will not happen until we obtain complete freedom and eliminate the colonisers’ agents, brothers, and factions, from government, rather than replacing one tyrant with another.

What had happened in Sudan is that the military quickly jumped on the revolution in an attempt to abort it, after it was confirmed that it would be impossible to stand in the way of the human flood that called for the overthrow of Al-Bashir. Therefore, the army believed it necessary to sacrifice Bashir in order to keep its grip on the country by means of Awad Bin Auf and then Abdel Fattah Burhan. It seems that it learned the lesson from the Egyptian revolution and took a short cut, quickly taking measures and reducing the time,........

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