Sudan’s Unfinished Democracy



6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University, 10 Thornhaugh Street London WC1H 0XG


Free (donations to RAS gratefully received)

Date & Time: Tuesday, 10th May, 18:00 – 19:00 BST

The historical background, key events and troubled aftermath of the Sudanese revolution: where can the democracy movement go from here?


Join us for an important analysis of politics in modern Sudan with the launch of Sudan’s Unfinished Democracy. This book tells the story of the Sudanese revolution of 2019; of how it succeeded in bringing down the long-standing rule of President Omar al-Bashir; and of the troubled transitional civilian-led government that was installed in his place.


It sets the scrupulously non-violent uprising in its historical context, showing how the protesters drew upon the precedents of earlier civic revolutions and adapted their practices to the challenges of the al-Bashir regime. The book also explores how that regime was brought to its knees through its inability to manage the intersecting economic and political crises caused by the secession of South Sudan and the loss of oil revenue, alongside the uncontrolled expansion of a sprawling security apparatus.


Chair: Mohanad Hashim, BBC Sudanese journalist


  • Alex De Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation
  • Justin Lynch, Writer and Researcher
  • Bushra Rahama, Founder of Human Rights and Development Organization (HUDO)

  • Maddy Crowther, Co Executive Director at Waging Peace