Sudan was mired in uncertainty over the resignation of the prime minister and the Sudanese fear another repressive regime

Since the coup on October 25, promoted by the army chief, General Abdel Fatah al Burhan, 57 protesters have been killed (REUTERS / Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah) (MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH /)

After the resignation of the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdok, the military were the only ones in charge of the country this Monday, which led many citizens to fear that a repressive regime would be restored.

Since the coup on October 25, promoted by the head of the army, General Abdel Fatah al Burhan, 57 protesters have been killedaccording to a pro-democracy doctors union.

What’s more, Protesters have been raped, according to the UN, and many journalists have been beaten and even detained, while telecommunications networks operate at the mercy of power.

On the other hand, General Burhan guaranteed by decree the impunity of the security forces, to which he granted total power by virtue of an “emergency law” inherited from the dictator’s era. Omar al Bashir, overthrown in 2019 by the army after massive demonstrations.

In November, and after spending a month under house arrest, Abdullah Hamdok returned to the post of prime minister thanks to an agreement with General Burhan.

But, “Paralyzed” and without “having been able to do anything” Since then, according to expert Magdi Gizouli of the Rift Valley Institute, the prime minister decided to throw in the towel on Sunday.

After the resignation of the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdok, the military were the only ones in charge of the country this Monday (REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke)
After the resignation of the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdok, the military were the only ones in charge of the country this Monday (REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke) (HANNIBAL HANSCHKE /)

Now, Gizouli pointed out to the agency AFP, “The military are the only ones in command” of the country. Before them are “the protesters, who will take to the streets even more and face even more violence.”

The “facade” fell

Omar al Bashir, tried in different trials, has been imprisoned since he was removed from power. But many figures of his regime continue to command, including General Burhan.

For the population there is no doubt that the protest must continue. The 2019 demonstrations led to the expulsion of Al Bashir, and now they intend to do the same with General Burhan.

The Sudanese Professionals Association, spearhead of the revolution against Al Bashir in 2018-2019 and against the military since October 25, again called demonstrations for Tuesday.

This Monday, security forces blocked the bridge connecting Khartoum to Omdurman, a northwestern suburb of the capital, where two protesters lost their lives on Sunday.

Hamdok’s resignation deprives the generals of their facade and clearly shows that the coup is nothing more than a return to the military-Islamist policy of Al Bashir.Kholood Khair, Sudan specialist at think tank Insight Strategy Partners, said on Twitter.

On October 25, General Burhan extended his mandate by two years, ending any hope that power would be transferred to civilians before the transition process ended, supposedly in July 2023.

Image of a protest in Khartoum, Sudan on December 25 (EFE)
Image of a protest in Khartoum, Sudan on December 25 (EFE) (STR /)

By that date, Burhan promised that they will be held elections.

Two months later, it authorized the armed forces to search any building and the people in it and to carry out as many seizures as they deem necessary.

Furthermore, members of the security services benefit from immunity and cannot be questioned.

The UN emissary in Sudan, Voloker Perthes, stated that he “regrets” Hamdok’s resignation and declared himself “concerned about the ongoing political crisis. […] which could further undermine the progress made since the revolution.

While, The United States called on “Sudanese leaders to put aside their differences [para] ensure the continuity of civil power ”, while the UK declared itself “saddened” by Hamdok’s resignation.

“The longer the Americans and Europeans take to show the generals the consequences of their actions, the more they will be able to consolidate their economic and political powers at the expense of the Sudanese,” warned John Prendergast of The Sentry think tank.

(With information from AFP)

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