Latest Updates on Sudan, 13 November 2021
ISWNews Analysis Group: Protests against the Sudanese military forces coup continue in the Sudanese capital and several other cities.
Following the October 25th coup d’état in Sudan, the Sudanese Army Commander, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan reappointed himself as leadership of the transitional council.
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has also appointed Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo as his deputy, claiming that as long as Sudan’s political problems persist, the military-led transitional council will run the country. Also, since October 23, more than 100 government officials and political leaders supporting the transitional government have been detained by the Sudanese army.
Protesters and supporters of the transitional government led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok are still on the streets, and protests ongoing in several Sudanese cities.
Sudan’s internal situation has deteriorated again since the recent coup, and fuel and food prices have risen sharply as the country’s ports have been closed. UN officials have also, as usual, expressed concern over the developments in Sudan! Human rights activists and UN envoys have also reported that 14 people have been killed by security forces since the beginning of the protests.
The Sudanese military-led transitional council was formed after the 2019 military coup and the ouster of Omar al-Bashir, with 11 members of military officials and politicians (along with the army).
The civilian-led transitional government was formed in August 2019 with the participation of the army and the political coalition of Freedom and Change for three years, which was again faced with a military coup. Since then, the people and supporters of the transitional government have begun protesting against the army. In response to popular protests, the commander of the Sudanese army, General al-Burhan, claimed that he would not run for office after the elections and the establishment of the Sudanese government, and that he would hand over power to a civilian government.
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