Use the #IAmSudanRevolution hashtag or share this article to lend your voice to millions of Sudanese. The atrocities must be stopped.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires.

– Nelson Mandela

On 6th June 2019, The African Union made a bold and unprecedented move by suspending Sudan from the Union until such a time there is effective establishment of a Civilian Led Transitional Authority.

Over the last few months the face of Sudan, politics, freedom and governance has changed significantly and there have been a few lessons to pick up along the way. The Sudan has moved from agitating for democratic governance, to leading the way in citizen and women led protests, to overthrowing a dictator and now devastatingly, being caught in a brutal military transition.

In a statement from the Africa Union Peace & Security department, Sudan is effective immediately suspended from the AU for failing to abide to the African Charter on Democracy & Governance (ACDEG). The atrocities committed by the Rapid Support Forces over civilian protestors demanding for a civilian regime has seen over 120 people dead and over 500 injured. The verification of this statistics also stands in question as the numbers could be higher.

Sudan is today on day 8 of #internet_blackout_Sudan. Since seizing power, the RSF has contravened the ACDEG through blatant disregard to the rule of law, refusing to pave the way to free and fair elections by essentially failing to provide for and consolidate good governance and democratic culture. The people of Sudan have spoken, and their voice MUST matter and it MUST be respected.

Use the #IAmSudanRevolution hashtag or share this article to lend your voice to millions of Sudanese. The atrocities being committed must be stopped. If you are from an African state you can also add your voice by pushing for your nations signing and ratification of the ACDEG charter because the culture of violent transitions in Africa must stop once and for all.

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