This event invites expert speakers to discuss the historical and political context of the latest coup in Sudan
On 25 October 2021, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan declared a state of emergency in Sudan, dissolving the government and detaining civilian leadership. Burhan is leader of the joint ruling council that was designed to hand over leadership to the civilians ahead of elections in 2023.
Since the beginning of the coup, it is estimated that 200 civilians have been injured in anti-coup protests and over 40 have been killed. Civilians have been taking to the streets daily, promising to keep up the pressure on the transitional military-civilian authority.
Speakers will discuss the historical and political context of the latest coup, the effects of the military crackdown on the ground and the international response.
Meet our speakers and chair
Muzan Alneel is a non-resident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) focusing on people-centric approach to economy, industry, and environment in Sudan. She is a writer and public speaker with an interdisciplinary professional and academic background (engineering, socioeconomics, public policy). Muzan is the co-founder of The Innovation, Science and Technology Think-tank for People Centered Development (ISTiNAD) – Sudan.
Nafisa Eltahir is a correspondent covering political and economic news in Sudan as well as Egypt for Reuters News. Before her current posting she reported on the Gulf out of Dubai, and was a fellow at The Intercept.
Magdi el-Gizouli is a scholar of the Sudans and a fellow of the Rift Valley Institutes. He writes mostly on Sudans' affairs, often on his blog StillSUDAN.
Laura Mann is a sociologist whose research focuses on the political economy of development, knowledge and technology. Her regional focus is East Africa (Sudan, Kenya and Rwanda) but she has also worked on collaborative research on ICTs and BPO in Asia and has conducted fieldwork in North America as part of a project on digitisation within global agriculture.
This event has been co-organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at the LSE.
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