On Sept. 22, authorities announced that a coup attempt had been made by a small group of soldiers, and declared it unsuccessful. They blamed supporters of the country’s former autocrat Omar al-Bashir for planning the takeover. It underscored the fragility of Sudan’s path to democracy, more than two years after the military’s overthrow of Bashir amid a massive public uprising against his three-decade rule. Since then, Sudan is governed by an interim joint civil-military government. Months after al-Bashir’s toppling, the ruling generals agreed to share power with civilians representing the protest movement.