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On April 11, 2019, a historic revolution brought an end to the 30-year-old Islamist-led regime of President Omar al-Bashir in Sudan. A transitional government was formed to take the place of the former regime, and pave the way for democratic elections and widespread reforms. During its first year, Sudan’s transitional government has committed itself to ending egregious religious violations and improving religious freedom conditions to reflect Sudan’s traditionally diverse faiths. This policy update examines the condition of religious freedom in Sudan after the 2019 revolution and the formation of the civilian-led transitional government, as well as ways to improve the U.S.-Sudan bilateral relationship.