While the ways to solve the crisis ranged from place to place, with the decline in optimism about reaching a solution soon between the military and civilian components in Sudan, the Sudanese Professionals Association, which led the protests in the uprising that toppled ousted President Omar al-Bashir, renewed its call today, Sunday, to resume comprehensive civil disobedience.
At the same time, several local coordinators of the assembly announced the start of erecting barricades and cutting roads.
pure civil authority
Yesterday evening, the assembly announced a new document that includes a demand for the formation of a “pure civilian transitional authority… that will extend for four years.”
He also called for the “restructuring of the armed forces” and the dissolution of the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, whose leader, MHamdan Dagalo, better known as “Hemedti”.“, as Vice Chairman of the Sovereign Council before its dissolution on October 25.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (archive – The Associated Press)
New restrictions on Hamdok
These moves come after sources from the capital, Khartoum, reported that Negotiations for a solution to the political crisis It reached a “semi dead end”, after the army refused to return to before the exceptional measures announced last month (October 2021).
Two government sources reported Abdullah Hamdouk, told Reuters yesterday evening that the army imposed new restrictions on Hamdok after dissolving his government and placing him under house arrest.
They also explained that these restrictions further limited his ability to hold meetings or conduct political contacts.
Sudanese forces commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (archive – AFP)
It is noteworthy that on the 25th of October, the commander of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced the dissolution of the government and the sovereign council and the imposition of a state of emergency. He is released the next day.
Al-Burhan explained that the Prime Minister was in his hospitality, after receiving news of security risks surrounding him.
However, these armed forces steps launched a set of international and regional mediations and endeavors in order to re-establish the partnership between the military and civilian components that have taken power in the country since 2019, after the removal of al-Bashir.
It seems that those mediation efforts in which the United Nations participates in an effort to find a way to restore Hamdok as prime minister in a government that is all technocrats, faltered during the past two days, after optimism prevailed last week.
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