© ASHRAF SHAZLY UN special representative Volker Perthes Sudan's de facto leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan threatened Friday to expel UN special representative Volker Perthes over alleged "interference" in the country's affairs. Perthes, in an address Monday to the United Nations Security Council, said Sudan was heading towards "an economic and security collapse" unless its civilian-led transition, upended in last year's military coup led by Burhan, was restored.
Khartoum, Sudan - The head of Sudan's Sovereign Council has ordered various armed groups to leave major towns in the nation's troubled Darfur region, to be replaced by a new hybrid defense force made up of government troops and those of armed groups that signed a landmark 2020 peace accord.
Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades Sunday at thousands of protesters marching against the country's military rulers, with medics reporting that one demonstrator was killed. The protesters marched from Omdurman to Bahri, two cities adjoining the capital Khartoum, chanting slogans assailing military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who took power in an Oct. 25 coup that upended a transitional power-sharing deal with civilians.
To understand why the country is unusually prone to coups, follow the money O the prime minister of Sudan resigned in despair after another day of street protests against the government. Abdalla Hamdok had managed barely six weeks in office. He accepted the post reluctantly, after being released from detention and reinstated by the same army that had originally deposed him after a coup on October 25th.
After civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned following another deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, we look at developments in Sudan since the October coup which disrupted a transition to civilian rule in the wake of dictator Omar Al-Bashir's overthrow in 2019. On 25 October, soldiers arrest civilian members of the transitional government, including Hamdok, for refusing to back their takeover.
Sudan’s top general, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, promised to hold elections in a speech on Friday following nationwide protests against military rule which saw at least five people killed and hundreds injured earlier this week. Burhan, who led Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council beginning in 2019, deposed the country’s civilian prime minister, Abdulla Hamdok, in a coup last October.
Sudanese security forces used tear gas on Thursday against protesters in the city of Bahri as they marched towards a blocked bridge connecting it to the capital Khartoum, a Reuters witness said. Thursday was the 11th day of major demonstrations since an October 25 coup, which saw Abdallah Hamdok removed and then reinstated as prime minister.
Pro-democracy demonstrators braved teargas, a communications shutdown and blocked roads in the capital to demand an end to military rule. Protesters in Sudan have been able to sustain street protests since the October 25 coup in part due to anger over political circumstances and despite a violent crackdown Sudanese security forces fired teargas at anti-coup protesters in the capital, Khartoum, on Thursday.
Thousands mark anniversary of revolt against Bashir regime with protest over military takeover Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters have rallied to mark three years since the start of mass demonstrations that led to the ousting of the dictator Omar al-Bashir, as fears mount for the country’s democratic transition.