The EUISS and the European Council’s Working Party on Africa (COAFR) jointly organised the fourth meeting on sub-Saharan Africa in Brussels.
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Katariina Mustasilta is an Senior Associate Analyst dealing with conflict research at the EUISS. Her research covers quantitative and qualitative analysis of countries’ internal conflicts and local peace and conflict dynamics. Prior joining the EUISS, Katariina was conducting PhD research at the Department of Government, University of Essex. She holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University and has previously worked with peacebuilding issues in both public and non-governmental sectors. She is the author of the article 'Including chiefs, maintaining peace? Examining the effects of state–traditional governance interaction on civil peace in sub-Saharan Africa', Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 56 (2), 2019.
This Brief analyses the recent civil resistance in Sudan, and explores the reasons for the resilience and longevity that have characterised it compared to previous protest movements in the country. In particular, it examines how the events in Sudan demonstrate the potential of strategic non-violence to bring about societal change, even in the face of violent repression. It concludes by outlining three scenarios for the transition process.