Another coup attempt in Sudan.
At least two people have died this Monday from gunshot wounds during the demonstrations against the military coup in Sudan. The military group has arrested Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, after he refused to “support the coup”.
The democratic transition process that began after the fall of Omar al Bashir, in April 2019, is put to an end. “Two revolutionaries have lost their lives after being wounded by gunshots by the forces of the coup military council,” he stated in his Facebook page of the Central Committee of Doctors of Sudan, which reports that the wounded exceed 80.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk, placed under house arrest by the military, has asked his followers to take to the streets in peaceful protests.
The US special envoy also noted that the conspirators’ actions would not be backed by Washington and that the violent shift in power would put US aid into question.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, delivered a speech on television, the main theses:
- – The country has introduced a state of emergency;
- – The Armed Forces will continue the democratization process and will transfer power to the elected government after the July 2023 elections;
- – The Cabinet of Ministers, the Sovereign Council and the “Committee for the Dismantling of the Regime” are dissolved;
- – Several governors were removed from their positions;
- – Some provisions of the draft constitutional declaration have been annulled;
- – The Armed Forces will fully adhere to the Juba Accords.