Following the coup in Sudan, various international bodies and western powers have called for the restoration of the transitional government in which the military and political parties shared power. However, protesters on the streets are demanding a full-fledged civilian government
While declaring their readiness to confront the military, the revolutionary forces which mobilized for the protests also made it clear that they no longer trust the centrist and right-wing civilian political parties sharing power with the military to mediate this confrontation.
Today we look at mass protests in Sudan to demand a civilian-led democratic transition, the blocking of medical supplies to Venezuela by Portuguese bank Novo Banco, and more
Following a failed coup attempt last week, political parties in Sudan have accused the military of trying to take full control of the transitional government formed in 2019. The transitional government is made up of both civilian and military members
In the aftermath of the coup attempt by a section of the military on September 21, its commander and the de-facto president of Sudan accused the civilian government of creating the conditions for discontent. However, protesters on the ground see this as laying the grounds for a military takeover
The mobilizations came right after the IMF approved a 2.5 billion dollar loan and debt relief of 56 million dollars on June 30.
Hundreds of protesters were seen carrying the national flag and banners as they marched across the capital Khartoum to the cabinet building and the public prosecutor’s office
The violence over the past weekend in El Geneina, the capital city of Sudan’s West Darfur State, has led to over 130 deaths and over 200 injuries. Behind these clashes lie failures in the peace process involving the transitional government and rebel groups
A peace deal – in effect a power-sharing agreement between the government and the armed rebel groups – has provided no solution to the root causes of the violence in the region, which has spiked after the decision to end the mandate of the UNAMID to protect civilians
In the second part of the interview with Peoples Dispatch, Dr. Fathi Elfad of the Sudanese Communist Party talks about the legislative council that will soon be formed, the role of the military in foreign affairs and the need for solidarity with people’s movements
Dr. Fathi Elfad of the Sudanese Communist Party talks about the developments in Sudan over the past two years, the betrayal of the revolution by certain political forces and the party’s stand on the future
The Sudanese Professionals Association launched the campaign following the torture and killing of a young activist, Bahaeldin Nouri, who was abducted by the intelligence wing of the government-backed Rapid Support Forces on December 21