Tensions between the military & civilian leaders over power sharing have been raging for the past month. The military arrested the prime minister and fired at protestors, killing at most seven.
On Tuesday, October 26, Sudan is in chaos following the arrest of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and almost all of the country’s civilian leaders. According to “the world”, at least seven civilian leaders were killed and 140 more injured by the army’s firing on protestors who marched to protest the military coup.
In a speech Tuesday, General Al-Burhane (the leader of the military) stated that the Prime Minister who was not found the previous day had been taken home. ” in good health ” Would be released“When the crisis has ended”. How did this country become a nation? Explanations.
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Tensions between military and civilian leaders have been growing for weeks. They gathered in a “sovereignty board” to oversee the country’s democratic transition to free elections in 2023.
On September 21, the soldiers had attempted a coup, which failed. Generals have repeatedly denounced the “putschist” since then. MismanagementDemonstrations are being held on both sides by the Forces for Freedom and Change, a coalition of civilian parties. Saturday was a day that the pro-civil camp alerted against. “Rampant coup”
The US envoy Jeffrey Feltman and Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok met again on Sunday to renew their commitment to democratic transition.
The soldiers took the Prime Minister, his spouse, several of his ministers, and civilian members of Sovereignty Council hostage. The information ministry stated that soldiers invaded Omdurman’s headquarters for state radio and television. “Employees will be retained”.
General Burhane announced, in a televised speech, the dissolution all transitional institutions, which included the famed sovereignty council.
He also stated that he would end the current government and appoint a fresh one. “Competent persons”.
Jonas Horner, International Crisis Group researcher, “It is an existential time for both camps.”Both civilians and military. “This kind (…) intervention reintroduces dictatorship”He adds.
Monday morning saw hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather in central Khartoum to support “Encouragement” to protest by all possible peaceful means ”By the office of the Prime Minister.
“No going back”” revolution ”, Which ended in 2019 the reign of dictator Omar al-Bashir, and launched the transition process. On Tuesday, demonstrators also called for “The general strikes”And the ” civil disobedience “.