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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 public prosecutor resigns

Sudan’s public prosecutor resigns

SUDAN’S Sovereign Council accepted the resignation of the public prosecutor and relieved the head of the judiciary from her position, according to a council statement. No reason for the decision was given, though the statement noted that Public Prosecutor Tajalsir al-Hibir had repeatedly asked to step down. The council made the announcement less than a week after two protesters were killed at demonstrations marking the anniversary of a deadly raid on a protest site during the 2019 uprising that toppled former president Omar al-Bashir. Reaction to last week's killings is seen as a test of the fragile relationship between civilian…
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