Gulf Loses Patience With Sudan

As protests against the 30-year regime of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir enter a third month the reluctance of traditional Gulf allies to provide financial backing leaves him increasingly isolated.

MEES, 22 February 2019

More than two months since protests began on 19 December against an increase in the price of bread and other basic commodities, demonstrations in Sudan have morphed into a countrywide challenge to the regime of President Omar al-Bashir. Pent up frustration with the regime and its failure to provide basic political freedoms and decent living standards has been uncorked. Thousands of protestors have taken to the streets in towns and cities across the country demanding that Mr Bashir step down as well as demanding an end to the corrupt cronyist regime that he embodies.

“The sustained protests have shaken the pillars of government…

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Richard Nield is a freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker covering the Middle East and Africa. In 10 years covering the region, he has been published and broadcast by clients including the BBC, Reuters, Al Jazeera, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Independent and Foreign Policy magazine. He has reported from throughout the region, including Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, South Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.