Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister, and thousands flooded the streets to protest the coup that threatened the country’s shaky progress toward democracy. Security forces opened fire on some of them, and three protesters were killed, according...
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Huge crowds march in Sudan in support of civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan (CNN) — Throngs of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Thursday to voice their support for civilian rule within the country's power-sharing government. Demonstrators marched through the streets of the capital, Khartoum, chanting anti-military slogans and waving flags. Pro-civilian protests were also held in other Sudanese cities...
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Internet services interrupted in Sudanese capital Khartoum - Reuters witness

KHARTOUM, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Internet services were interrupted in the Sudanese capital Khartoum early on Monday, a Reuters witness said. Several local media reports said internet services were down. Military forces arrested several members of Sudan's civilian leadership early on Monday, Al Hadath TV reported, as a prominent pro-democracy...
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Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

(CNN) — Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as Sudan grapples with the biggest political crisis in its two-year-old transition. The military and civilian groups have been sharing power in the east African country in...

Sudan cabinet members, others arrested in apparent coup - Reuters witness

KHARTOUM, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The majority of Sudan's cabinet members and a large number of pro-government party leaders have been arrested in an apparent coup in the capital Khartoum, a Reuters witness reported on Monday citing political sources. Faisal Mohamed Salih, a former minister and an advisor to the...

Analysis: Sudan coup drama lays bare distrust between civilian, military leaders

KHARTOUM, Oct 8 (Reuters) - 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 the 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.

Five Sudan Officers Killed Targeting IS Cell: Security Officials

Five Sudanese counterterrorism officers were killed Tuesday during a raid in Khartoum targeting “a cell linked to the Islamic State group”, the country’s intelligence services said in a statement. “After receiving information on the presence of a terrorist cell linked to IS, intelligence officers conducted a search,” it said. During...

Sudan says running low on fuel oil and wheat due to port blockade

KHARTOUM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A three-week blockade of Sudan's main port by tribal protesters is causing shortages of wheat and fuel oil for power generation, endangering the country's already faulty electricity supply, a cabinet minister said on Saturday. Tensions between Sudan's military and civilian leaders have been running high...

Thousands in Sudan demonstrate in support of civilian rule

KHARTOUM, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to break up a demonstration in the capital Khartoum on Thursday by an estimated 20,000 people in support of a civilian-led transition to democracy. An attempted coup last week, which officials blamed on soldiers loyal to the previous government...

U.S. envoy presses Sudan to move toward civilian rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The United States warned Sudan this week that failure to make progress on a transition to civilian rule could put at risk political and economic support from Washington, a State Department spokesperson said on Saturday. U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman visited...
Council on Foreign Relations

Thwarted Coup Signals Dangerous Times for Sudan’s Transition

September 27, 2021 3:32 pm (EST) In 2019, critical elements of Sudan’s security forces made common cause with protesters to push former President Omar al-Bashir and his National Congress Party from power. But the two groups had wildly different agendas; while civilians sought transformational structural change, military elites aimed to protect their privileged access to power and economic opportunity. Since then, these two entities (neither of which is entirely unified or cohesive) have coexisted in a transitional power arrangement, rendering the Sudanese government a sort of balancing act. The past week revealed just how unbalanced that government has become, as escalating civil-military tensions threaten to undermine the promise of Sudan’s transition.
Human Rights Watch

UN rights body should not end scrutiny of Sudan

Thank you, Madam President. Hopes that the 2019 transition would usher a new era into Sudan continue to be dashed. The transitional authorities have taken some positive measures, including the ratification of key international treaties, but the outstanding tasks remain too critical to be delayed or ignored. A handful of cases involving unlawful killings of protesters are being prosecuted, but many more cases are not, and the government needs to adopt a clear accountability strategy. Security forces continued to hamper investigations by refusing to provide evidence or lift immunities.