There are challenges that Sudan must overcome before power is transferred to its people.
Urban public spaces may be built to represent governments, but often become sites of protest.
The time for fundamental political reforms in Sudan is now with the end of al-Bashir's rule.
Sudanese protesters against al-Bashir's regime have scored an important victory. But there's a long way to go before democracy is restored.
Sudan's academics have been instrumental in bringing regime change and negotiating transitions.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's long rule can be attributed to three main pillars of support: the military, ruling party and political Islam.
Fed up with the high cost of living, and an oppressive state, the people of Sudan are rising up against their president.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down.