Analysis of the civil war in Sudan: The West wanted stability – and is now reaping chaos |  Basler newspaper

Analysis of the civil war in Sudan: The West wanted stability – and is now reaping chaos | Basler newspaper

European governments have long courted African regimes that promised stability but in fact betrayed their own people. In the case of Sudan, this is now taking its revenge.

Bernd Dörries

They are the ones who suffer: Sudanese refugees.

They are the ones who suffer: Sudanese refugees.

Photo: Gueipeur Denis Sassou (AFP)

When hundreds of thousands of young people protested against long-term dictator Omar al-Bashir in Sudan four years ago, a European diplomat sat in his villa on the Nile and smiled mildly at the demonstrators a few kilometers away. Demonstrating a little for change is all well and good, but one shouldn’t overdo it. What the country needs above all is stability.

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