A Message from Dr. Tom on Events in Sudan

Sudan News

“April 11th, 2019 will hopefully be a big day in Sudanese history as it was the day that dictator Omar al-Bashir and his henchmen were removed from power after a 30 year reign of terror. He has presided over 3 separate bloody civil wars in which millions died as a result of war, starvation and disease. His government has committed an uncountable number of war crimes and crimes against humanity and is very likely complicit in the genocides of Nuba Mountains and Darfur. We only hope to see him tried in the International Criminal Court to try to get some measure of justice.

“Bashir has been replaced by a military council which will oversee governmental affairs for for the next two years until a civilian government can be put in place. That’s the plan anyway but it remains to be seen if the military council is any better than the previous government.

“The reaction of the people in Nuba has been rather muted. They are pleased that their nemesis has been deposed but remain skeptical that a military council made up of the very men they have been fighting for 35 years will be much better than their predecessors. Anyway, it’s a change and a step in the right direction and we are hopeful that this will lead to real and permanent solutions to the many problems of Sudan.

“No matter which way this new government turns out, we will need continued prayers and support to sustain us during these challenging times.”