Title: National Dialogue What? National Dialogue Who?
Author: Shrikanth Moorthy
Date: 05-27-2014, 05:02 PM
All that jubilant talk about the historic national dialogue seemed so genuine that for a moment it made me believe too that the Sudanese regime came to its senses and is now willing to change, that a Myanmar-style "miracle" could actually happen here in Sudan too. But I didn't get the chance to get carried away by he thought - the Sudanese regime was faster in backtracking and returning to the only methods of governance it is familiar with and capable of: oppression and intimidation.
The security apparatus is back in action: censoring and shutting down newspapers, arresting youth activists (Mohammed Salah Abdelrahman) and veteran politicians (Sadiq Al-Mahdi) alike, and on top of all this the well-organised, well-trained, professional, carefully selected members of the Rapid Support Forces (aka Janjaweed) are deployed all around Khartoum, for just in case...
If this is his idea about having a dialogue, may God save you guys from witnessing his quarreling!