10 Facts Summary about Military Coup in Sudan

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Sudan Military has taken over the power of Sudan by detaining Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok on Monday, 25th of October 2021.

Lt. General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan / Image Credit: BBC

Lt. General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan has declared himself as the head of state who was serving as Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan under PM Abdalla Hamdok until today. Here are the short and summarized facts that you really need to know about the Military coup in Sudan. // Read Below 10 Facts //

Sudan Civilizan PM Abdalla Hamdock / Image credit: BBC
  1. Sudan was under 3 decade dictatorship of Omar Al-Bashir since 1989 who led a military coup to take over the power. In 2019, he was arrested and his dictatorship was ended.
  2. Sudan was under Military-Civilian shared administration since 2019 election.
  3. In last few months, there was a tension situation between military leaders and civilizian government led by PM Abdalla Hamdok.
  4. Sudan was under recovery status from 3 decades long extremely hard and notorious dictatorship.
  5. Accoriding to the official reports, 11 people died in 2019 trasition.
  6. Reuters reported by quoting Doctors’ committee of Sudan, 12 people died on today’s pro-democrotic protests nearby Military headquaters, Khartoum the capital of Sudan.
  7. It seems the Internet connectivity is down in Khartoum, Sudan. It wasn’t a new thing and Sudan has long history of cutting off communication to isolate and mute the voice of opposition.
  8. Last Saturday, US envoy to Sudan Jeffrey Feltman visited PM Abdalla Hamdock last Saturday to support democrocy in Sudan while there were some protests and tension situation.
  9. The United Nations have raised their concern about the status of Sudan and Arab League and African Union all expressed concern.
  10. According to the Reuters, New General’s administration has deployed Joint forces from the military and from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces to man the streets of Khartoum.

What do you think about these actions? Should Sudanese wait another 30 years to enjoy a normal life with freedom, dignity, power to vote and appoint leaders as well as safety? Or do they need it today itself?

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Protest against the military coup in Sudan. image credit: AFP
Image credit: Reuters

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