The protests in Sudan in April 2019 were initially against austerity. The population soon resigned to the idea that their plight was the result of three decades of mismanagement by a single person, Omar al-Bashir. The protests soon became about rooting him out of power. Even better, the civilian-led transition has now dismantled al Bashir’s corrupt junta in place since 1989.
According to a report by Aljazeera,
Sudan’s transitional authorities approved a law late on Thursday to “dismantle” the regime of former President Omar al-Bashir, including the dissolution of his political party and confiscation of all its properties – in response to a key demand of protesters that helped overthrow his government in April…The law was passed during a joint meeting of Sudan’s sovereign council and cabinet that lasted several hours, during which the body also scrapped a law regulating women’s dress and behaviour.
Implementation of the law will be a crucial test of how far transitional authorities are willing or able to go to overturn nearly three decades of rule by Bashir, who took power in a 1989 coup. The law was passed during a joint meeting of Sudan’s sovereign council and cabinet that lasted several hours. The meeting saw disputes over an article that bans people who took leading posts in the former regime from practicing politics, sources with knowledge of the proceedings told Reuters. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Twitter that the law was not an act of revenge, but was rather aimed at preserving the “dignity of the Sudanese people.”
In August, “a judge in Sudan formally indicted former President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption.”