The most oppressed Sudanese cannot afford for the international community to look at political developments in Khartoum within a vacuum. Regime-sponsored crimes continue to be committed in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur by forces that report to Transitional Military Council leaders. Some of these regime insiders have met with international diplomats as the face of the “new” regime and should not be trusted. The Transitional Military Council is an extension of the regime underneath Bashir. It only bears a cosmetic difference from when Bashir was in control: less familiar faces, same style of corrupt and violent individuals that came up through the regime’s ranks.
More importantly though, Sudanese in the Nuba Mountains continue to suffer at the hands of the Transitional Military Council and their murderous security forces. The oppression they face should be given equal attention to the protests and political developments in Sudan’s capital, where power has been overwhelmingly concentrated for far too long.READ MORE »