On Monday morning, soldiers detained civilian leaders as well as the Sudanese Prime minister. Protestors gathered in Khartoum’s capital to demonstrate.
On Monday, October 25, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane in Sudan disbanded the transitional authorities. Nearly all civilian members are now in the control of the army. He declared a state emergency after shots had been fired. Pro-democracy demonstrators have left two people dead and many more injured.
Since early morning, the coup d’état denounced internationally has unfolded in several stages. The military took away Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok’s wife, several of his ministers, as well all civil members of the Sovereignty Council – the highest authority in the process of transition –
The military took control of state television and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane appeared there at midday. He still wishes to be remembered, so keep repeating. “Transition to civil status and free elections by 2023”However, he relieved all the top leaders of their duties. He also stated that the government was disbanded by the Sovereignty Council. Ministers and prefects were fired and a national emergency declared.
Before he spoke, thousands of Sudanese protestors were on the streets shouting at the military. Twelve demonstrators were wounded by gunfire from the Armed Forces in Khartoum’s central area. They were surrounded by concrete blocks and soldiers for several days.
The announcements of the army chief were quickly followed by the pro-democracy movements, militant groups, and unions announcing their invitations to join. ” civil disobedience “And ” general strike “Echoing Abdallah Hamdok’s call to action, “Manifest”The ” Rebellion “.
Fear for the future of the leader who is successful “In an unknown place”His office advised that military officials would wear the warning. “Full responsibility for his own life”His death or that of his family, in a country already shaking from a failed coup one month ago.
Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, condemned the “Military coup”We urge you to “Immediate release Prime Minister Hamdok, and all other leadersRespect for orders and respect “Constitutional Charter”. This 2019 text, signed by all anti Bashir activists, provides for elections at end 2023 and a civil transfer. General Burhane indicated that he is still committed to this transition once a new government was formed and a Sovereignty Council is established.
Already, the United States, whose envoy Jeffrey Feltman had been in the Prime Minister’s office the previous day, has warned that “Any change in transitional government could endanger American aid.”.
The European Union has urged the international community to respond. “To get Sudanese democracy back on track”And enjoins “Re-Establishment of Telecommunications”The country was in a wide swathe of cuts on Monday.
General Burhane, confronted by these international criticisms, made a weight pledge: he stated that he would respect the international agreements signed in Sudan, one the four Arab countries which recently recognized Israel.