"Sudan's military governments asking for support and assistance from the outside world, and the former toppdiplomaten Jan Eliasson speaks about a very sensitive location with many great risks."
"– It is a brittle plant that is now emerging, " says Eliasson to the TT."
"Eliasson was responsible for the UN's humanitarian operations in the 1990s, special envoy to Darfur in the 2000s and, later, the vice secretary-general of the united nations. During the missions was Jan Eliasson much to do with the Sudanese president and dictator Omar al-Bashir, which has now been set aside after three decades in power."
"the military council that seized al-Bashir on Thursday is now steering the country in the juntamanér – but with promises of a transition to democracy and a sensitivity towards the opposition. Now talk to the council, with a group of people representing the demonstrators. These have a number of requirements for the future, among other things, that the civil representatives to get place in the government and a civilian government to manage the day to day operations."
"– this is a country which lacks democratic traditions, but it applies to pretty quickly organize a transitional government that should of course be civil and based on democratic goals, " says Eliasson."
"In the meantime the calls will continue demonstrations in the capital Khartoum."
"Eliasson, who has also been foreign minister of sweden (S), reminiscent of the many possible pitfalls and obstacles. Sudan is a huge country with many ethnic groups and organizations that have been in battle with each other."
"the Opposition is also divided on the ways forward and they must now as a first step, gather around the government of national unity to prepare for the general elections," says Eliasson."
"– Then there is always the risk of provocations from the government, among those who do not want to go the positive popular reactions to the meeting. But also among the opposition groups who want to go very hard up, and they themselves get power. It is a very, very sensitive situation, " he says."
"– The large-scale public commitment needs to be channelled in political terms and then apply it to groups who stood against the other closes up around a process, which will include compromises, " continues Eliasson."
"He speaks about a sort of new arab spring in countries such as Algeria and Sudan, which can be encouraging. He also points out that Ethiopia had a positive political development in recent time as sudaneserna probably also longs for."
"– In today's world know the people in Africa what happens in neighbouring countries. There is no doubt that the developments in the neighboring country of Ethiopia is something that you have followed very closely."
"the military council has asked the countries in the area of assistance to the current economic crisis, which gained the ear of saudi Arabia which claims to send relief aid to Khartoum."
"It is important to Sudan – as well as, for example, Syria and Yemen – not to become a scene of proxykrig, says Eliasson, which, among other things, the risks of a large flyktingkatastrof."
"According to Eliasson, it is important that the EU, USA, Russia, China, the African union and the united nations and other international actors support a peaceful transition to democracy in Sudan."
"– It is extremely important that these changes can be controlled but the risks are large now and you must show wisdom and willingness to compromise."
"december 19, 2018: Hundreds of protesters out on the streets in Atbara and other cities to protest against a tripling of brödpriset after the abolition of livsmedelssubventioner. At that time the country already had a deficit of bread in three weeks, in the midst of vigorous inflation."
"20 december: Protests spread to the capital Khartoum and other cities. The protesters, chanting "
"the Police and the military be called in against the protesters and several people killed."
"december 24: President al-Bashir promises"
"the Demonstrations are continuing on almost a daily basis and spread to more parts of the country. Additional demonstrators lose their lives."
"January 17, 2019: western countries urge the government to respect demonstrationsrätten. The answer to withdrawing accreditations for several sudanese journalists employed by foreign media companies."
"February 22: al-Bashir declares a year-long state of national emergency, whereupon the protests is slowing down."
"april 6: Hundreds of protesters are marching towards the presidential palace in Khartoum, where they embark on a sittstrejk and requires the president's resignation."
"8 april: the Sudanese army, beat a ring around the demonstrators at the presidential palace, then they asked for army support. The government announces that seven people have been killed in connection with protests in the last few days."
"9 april: the Country's police force announces that its forces have been ordered not to intervene against the demonstrators."
"11 april: secretary of defense notifies the state tv that al-Bashir leaves the presidency."
"april 12: defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, who took over after al-Bashir, leaving in their tour over to the lieutenant-general Abd al-Fattah al-Burhan."