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Draft Sudan deal cements military’s grip

Draft Sudan deal cements military’s grip

KHALID ABDELAZIZ FACTIONS aligned with Sudan's military have drawn up a deal to form a transitional government that would cement the army's control and bypass pro-democracy groups it shared power with before an October coup, according to a document seen by Reuters and three sources familiar with the agreement. The draft deal comes with the military under pressure from a deteriorating economy and frequent protests that have continued despite a lethal crackdown by security forces. The military takeover derailed a transition that had raised hopes in Sudan of an end to decades of autocracy, civil conflict and economic isolation after…
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Sudan’s generals have torn up the transition playbook. But don’t count out the masses

Sudan’s generals have torn up the transition playbook. But don’t count out the masses

DAVID E KIWUWA, Associate Professor of International Studies, University of Nottingham This week the head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah El Burhan, declared the dissolution of the transitional council, which has been in place since the overthrow of former president Omar el-Bashir in 2019. He also disbanded all the structures that had been set up as part of the transitional roadmap, and decreed a state of emergency. In essence, he staged a palace coup against the transitional authority he chaired. The general’s actions, which included the arrest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, are a culmination of a long…
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Sudan’s army launches legal action against ‘insulting’ activists

Sudan’s army launches legal action against ‘insulting’ activists

SUDAN's army has started legal action against activists and journalists who have "insulted" the military, it said in a statement. The army ruled Sudan for a few months after removing veteran leader Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, before signing a fragile three-year power-sharing deal with civilians under pressure from protesters. In a statement, the army said that legal action would be taken against activists, journalists and others both inside and outside Sudan. No further information was given, but the army said it would release more details in due course. "The armed forces took this step after systematic insults and accusations…
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