Tamer Mohammed Ahmed Abd Elkreem (University of Khartoum), Muzan Alneel (engineer, political activist and blogger) and Mai Azzam (Bayreuth University) in conversation with Lovise Aalen (CMI)

The youth were the backbone of the protests that led to the fall of Sudan’s president Omer al-Bashir in April 2019. Young men and women organizing resistance committees in the neighborhoods of Khartoum managed to keep the pressure on the regime over a long period, through protests and sit-ins in front of the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital. Yet, two and a half years after the uprising they are largely excluded from the political decision-making and suffer severely from the economic hardship in the country.

We will discuss the role of the youth in the uprising, what has been done to include the youth in the transitional processes, and the status of political mobilization and participation among youth today.