Briefing from ROAPE Volume 12 Number 33
Popular Protest to Military Take-over: Events in Sudan
Mass demonstrations beginning on Tuesday, 26th March 1985 in Khartoum initiated a series of events which culminated in the overthrow of President Numeiry's regime in Sudan and a take over by the military. The increase in food prices which triggered the popular uprising was one manifestation of the deep economic and political crisis facing Sudan at the present time. In this analytical chronology, we attempt to document the social and political processes leading to the military take-over and to provide a preliminary analysis of the events as reported in the Western and Arab press.