Posts Tagged ‘Sudan’

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Al Jazirah state, Sudan. (TUBS, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A couple in Sudan could be punished with 100 lashes after being charged with “adultery” because a sharia (Islamic law) court annulled their marriage due to the husband’s conversion to Christianity, their attorney said. Hamouda Tia Kafi, 34, and Nada…

EU calls on Sudan to respect right to peaceful assembly

The European Union has joined a number of countries who have called on Sudanese authorities to commit to defending media freedoms and respecting the right to peaceful assembly. The ambassadors and heads of missions of the European Union, Canada, Norway, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, South Korea, the United States and the Netherlands issued the […]

Egypt displeased with Sudan over Russia military base: report 

Egypt is “displeased” with the military authorities in Sudan for welcoming the establishment of a Russian military base on Sudanese territories, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported. The site quoting unnamed Egyptian sources as saying that “the Egyptian decision-making circles concerned with the Sudanese file” are angry over what they considered “misleading practices” by deputy head of Sudan’s ruling council, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, during […]

Sudan’s Burhan calls for forming independent gov’t

Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council chief, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, yesterday said that it was “important” to form an independent government. “In the historical circumstance Sudan is experiencing, it is necessary to form an independent government with specific tasks agreed upon by all factions,” Al-Burhan explained in a meeting with army officials. He pointed out that the new […]

Thousands protest in Sudan after Prime Minister’s resignation

Thousands took to the streets in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and other cities on Tuesday to demand full civilian rule, Anadolu News Agency reports. Protesters waved banners condemning the military and carried photos of demonstrators killed in protests against the 25 October military takeover. Police used tear gas canisters to disperse protesters, who attempted to […]

US calls for civilian rule in Sudan after Hamdok quits as premier

The United States has urged Sudanese leaders to ensure civilian rule and end violence against protesters after Abdalla Hamdok resigned as prime minister, throwing a transition towards elections deeper into uncertainty, reports Reuters. “After PM Hamdok’s resignation, Sudanese leaders should set aside differences, find consensus, and ensure continued civilian rule,” the US State Department’s Bureau […]

Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok announces resignation amid political deadlock

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation on Sunday evening amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s fragile transition to democratic rule. In his resignation speech diffused on state television, Hamdok called for a dialogue to agree on a “national charter” and to “draw a roadmap” […]

Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Resigns Amid Widespread Pro-Democracy Protests

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation Sunday amid a political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s fragile transition to democratic rule. Hamdok, a former U.N. official seen as the civilian face of Sudan’s transitional government, had been reinstated as prime minister in November […]

Sudan official resigns due to high protest death toll

The Undersecretary of the Sudanese Ministry of Health Haitham Mohamed Ibrahim announced his resignation on Friday in protest against the: “Increased number of persons killed in protests and the raiding of hospitals by government forces.” Earlier on Friday, the Central Committee of South Sudan Doctors announced that the number of victims of the protests calling […]

Sudan army chief says he supports PM Hamdok

The head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, yesterday said he supported the country’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, adding that the new cabinet appointments were made in coordination between both parties. “The procedures and appointments which took place after the 21 November political agreement were made in coordination between me and Hamdok,” Al-Burhan […]

Sudan: one man shot dead, more than 300 injured in Sunday’s protests

One man was shot dead in Sunday’s protests against Sudan’s military leaders in which scores of people were wounded in Khartoum and other cities, medics aligned with the protest movement said on Monday, reports Reuters. The 28-year-old man was shot in the Sharg al-Nile area across the river from the capital Khartoum, the Central Committee […]

89 Africans Killed By Mysterious New Illness Emerging In South Sudan

According to the Daily Mail and BBC, “we decided to send a rapid response team to go and do risk assessment and investigation; that is when they will be able to collect samples from the sick people – but provisionally the figure that we got was that there were 89 deaths,” said the WHO’s Sheila […]

Demonstrations will continue in Sudan against army chief, activists say

The Sudanese Professionals Association said yesterday that demonstrations against the actions of army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, will continue throughout December, Anadolu reported. “The people’s revolution will continue until the uprooting of the putschists and their regime, and the establishment of a full transitional civil authority,” the association which leads the protest movement said in […]

Sudan in Dire Straits

Free from house arrest, the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Khamdok and Lieutenant General Abdel Fatakh Al Burkhan have signed an agreement at a public ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum in order to put an end to the political crisis in the country which has lasted for a month.  In accordance with the agreement, […]

Sudan Security Forces Fire Tear Gas At Khartoum Protesters

Above Photo: Protesters call for a civilian government during demonstrations near the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan on November 30, 2021. Security forces have fired tear gas at anti-coup protesters in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, in the latest demonstrations against a military takeover that took place last month. Marwan Ali/AP Photo. Demands for full […]

Sudan is Backsliding Dangerously

In September, I sat down in Khartoum with the mother of a medical student killed by security forces during Sudan’s 2018-2019 protests. “The reason why I wake up every day is that I have a little hope that I can find justice for my son,” she confided. “This will not be only for him, but […]

Anti-military Protest in Sudan: Thousands March

Security forces fired tear gas at anti-coup protesters in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, as tens of thousands marched in the latest demonstrations against a military takeover that took place last month. Thousands of people protested near the presidential palace in central Khartoum, the capital city. Protesters took to the streets in Khartoum and other […]

Sudan FM: Egypt, Israel backed Burhan’s coup

Egypt and Israel backed the military coup carried out on 25 October by army chief Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, Foreign Minister Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi revealed yesterday. In a discussion with the Atlantic Council, Al-Mahdi said Egypt refrained from expressing publicly its support for the coup while refusing to condemn it when “it was pressed by the […]

Sudan: 12 cabinet ministers resign in protest of deal with army

As many as 12 Sudanese ministers resigned yesterday in protest of the deal concluded between the reinstated Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, and the head of Sudan’s ruling military council, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan. On Sunday, Hamdok concluded a political agreement with Al-Burhan to end a nearly one-month-long crisis that threatened to undermine the country’s political […]

US seeks progress before resuming aid to Sudan

The United States has urged Sudan to make more progress before it resumes $700 million in emergency assistance it had halted following October’s military coup that ousted the civilian-led contingent of the government, the State Department said. Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday held separate talks with Sudan’s army chief and coup leader, Abdul Fattah […]

Sudan Is Stumbling With Political Uncertainties

Political uncertainties are continuing in Sudan as 12 Sudanese ministers have resigned in protest of deal with military. Media reports said: The cabinet ministers on Monday submitted their resignation to Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, in protest of a political deal with the country’s ruling military council. On Sunday, Hamdok was reinstated after signing a […]

Sudan Military Leaders Reinstate Prime Minister Who Was Deposed In Coup

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s deposed prime minister signed a deal with the military on Sunday that will see him reinstated, almost a month after a military coup put him under house arrest. A key pro-democracy group that has mobilized dozens of protests had dismissed the deal as “a form of betrayal.” The deal, announced in […]

Sudan: Police break up demonstrations calling for civilian rule

According to eyewitnesses and video footage on social media platforms, Sudanese police forces broke up demonstrations in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Friday, calling for the return of civilian rule. Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that the police forces used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators in the Al-Diyum area of central Khartoum. Witnesses said that the […]

Street Clashes in Sudan, Protesters Vow Escalation After 15 Shot Dead in Khartoum

Protesters in Sudan have vowed to escalate demonstrations after the deadliest day since a military coup deposed the country’s civilian-led transitional government last month. Street clashes again shook Khartoum as internet services returned to Sudan on Thursday, a day after 15 protesters were killed in the bloodiest violence since the country’s October 25 coup. At least 39 […]

Thousands demand civilian control in Sudan protest

Sudanese security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas on Saturday to disperse protesters denouncing the military’s tightening grip on the country, killing at least three and wounding several, activists said. The violence came as thousands of pro-democracy protesters yet again took to the streets across Sudan to rally against the military’s takeover last month. […]

Sudan: More than 100 protesters detained in latest crackdown

Sudan’s security forces dispersed demonstrators and rounded up more than 100 people on Sunday in the capital of Khartoum, in the latest crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Shops were closed and roadblocks were set up in Khartoum on Sunday, as a two-day civil disobedience effort began against last month’s military takeover. Nationwide anti-coup protests – including […]

Masses Resist Sudan Coup

Above Photo: Sudanese coup protest in the capital, Khartoum, Oct. 25 The Oct. 25 military coup in Sudan, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has been met by a heroic outpouring of coordinated people’s resistance. U.S. imperialism is intensely involved behind the scenes in an effort to sabotage the revolutionary struggle arising in this strategic […]

UN Human Rights Council to hold special Sudan session 

The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session to address the “implications of the ongoing situation” in Sudan on Friday after a military takeover eight days ago. The meeting will take place in a hybrid virtual format at Geneva’s Palais des Nations, and most interventions will take place online due to COVID-19 restrictions. […]

Civilian and military rule may not resolve Sudan’s deep political crisis and mistrust

The universal condemnation of the coup d’état led by Lieutenant General Abdel Fatah Al-Burhan in Sudan on 25th October was little comfort to the bitterly disappointed and outraged Sudanese who lived through yet another takeover by the army. This is the sixth military coup in Sudan’s 63 years of independence. The “march of millions” on […]

Stand With The People Of Sudan

Above photo: Sudan has been gripped by discontent and political rivalries since the fall of autocrat Bashir in 2019. Getty. We are clear that the training of African police and military by the US and its NATO allies, in counter insurgency measures to confront the mass uprisings against repression, as taking place  right now in […]

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