But Sudan has been hard to rule way before al-Bashir seized power in a 1989 military coup. The military has been the dominant force in Sudan since independence and, analysts and activists say. Curiously, the 74-year-old al-Bashir said Tuesday he would not mind if he is replaced by someone from the military. The leadership has styled itself as bringing Islamic rule by Shariah to Sudan and styled its past wars as “jihad,” whether against southerners or against insurgents in the western Darfur region. “Al-Bashir could resign or be removed by the army, but the Islamists have the power to reorganize and regain power,” she said.
Source: Egypt Independent January 12, 2019 07:41 UTC