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Sudan coup drama lays bare distrust between civilian, military leaders

Sudan coup drama lays bare distrust between civilian, military leaders

KHALID ABDELAZIZ and NAFISA ELTAHIR When Sudanese authorities announced last month that they had averted a coup, alleged ringleaders were swiftly rounded up and daily life continued. Some Sudanese greeted the news with a weary shrug of their shoulders, as public trust wears thin in military and civilian groups' attempts to bring democracy after the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in 2019. "We understand what's going on. Politics is very dirty and this is how they play it," said Mujtaba Idris, a student in the capital Khartoum. The coup, however real, has also exposed divisions between civilian and military…
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21 officers, soldiers held for failed Sudan coup

21 officers, soldiers held for failed Sudan coup

ALI MIRGHANI and KHALID ABDELAZIZ SUDANESE authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing plotters loyal to ousted president Omar al-Bashir of a failed bid to derail the revolution that removed him from power in 2019 and ushered in a transition to democracy. Sudan's military said 21 officers and a number of soldiers had been detained in connection to the coup attempt, and a search continued for others involved. All locations affected by the attempt were under army control, it said. The coup attempt points to the difficult path facing a government that has reoriented Sudan since…
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Ex-Sudan ruling party members arrested

Ex-Sudan ruling party members arrested

SUDANESE authorities said they arrested scores of members of the former ruling party, accusing them of plotting "acts of destruction", as young people took to the streets in separate pro-democracy protests in the capital. Police detained at least 200 members of the National Congress Party (NCP), officials said, the 32nd anniversary of the coup that brought that party's former leader, ex-President Omar al-Bashir, to power. Bashir was in turn ousted in 2019 and replaced by a shaky military-civilian transitional government that has promised to hold elections and has regularly accused NCP loyalists of trying to undermine its work and disrupt…
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