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In Algeria, the popular protest movement, which began on February 22, continues despite warnings issued Tuesday (June 18) by the army chief of staff, General Ahmed Gaïd Salah.

A warning that does not reassure Maati Kabbal, the person in charge of cultural activities at the Arab World Institute in Paris. "I'm afraid that one day the military will do the same thing as their Sudanese counterparts, but the Algerian protesters are really trying not to come up with this scenario." explains Maati Kabbal.

Sudann Khartum Soldaten Protest (Reuters)

On the other hand, in Sudan, the popular mobilization for the transfer of power to civilians has considerably diminished since the bloody crackdown in early June by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

But the people have not completely abdicated, according to historian Maati Monjib, a member of the Scientific Committee of CODESRIA, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. "Activists from time to time publish calls to continue to resist, they are in a certain tactical retreat to try to adapt to the new situation of the real-life crackdown where dozens and dozens of victims fall, " specifies the historian.

Protest in Algerian (Reuters / R. Boudina)

For now, the Transitional Military Council in Sudan is not ready to hand over power to civilians. Maati Kabbal, from the Arab World Institute.

"We must not forget that the Sudanese army is supported by foreign forces, whether it is Russia, or the Americans who really want to return to Sudan, or other Western powers," says Kabbal

Let us add that in North Africa, only Tunisia was able to succeed its democratic transition after the overthrow in 2011, thanks to the Arab Spring, of its former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

This was not the case for Egypt, led by Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. And we do not know the outcome of the situation in Algeria and Sudan.

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