Cairo – Thousands of Sudanese went out to the streets in the capital of Khartoum on Thursday to renew their demands on a full civilian government and blame the military rulers of the country behind the October coup.
Since the acquisition, protesters have repeatedly hit the streets with some of the biggest demonstrations in the last few years. According to a group of activists, Sudanese security forces have cracked down on the rally and have killed more than 40 protesters so far.
Meanwhile, the Sudanese Medical Commission, which is part of the democratic movement, said last week that 17 people were killed in a clash between Arab and non-Arab tribes in Gharb Darfur. Tribal violence has nothing to do with anti-coup protests.
A UN mission to Sudan on Thursday expressed serious concern about reports of the killings in the Darfur region of Jebel Moon. It was only now that reports of violence came out due to the almost complete communication blackouts imposed after the coup.
The demonstration on Thursday continued after the military signed a power-sharing agreement with the prime minister after the prime minister was released from house arrest and revived by the general as head of government. The agreement came almost a month after the general testified to Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock and organized a coup that detained dozens of politicians and activists.
Hamdock’s reinstatement was the largest concession made by the military since the October 25 coup, but the transition to democratization is at stake. Major Sudanese democratization groups and political parties have rejected the deal, saying they have not reached their demand for full civilian rule.
Sudan has struggled to transition to a democratic government since the overthrow of the dictatorship Omar al-Bashir in 2019 after a massive rebellion against 30 years of his rule.
Protesters marched on Khartoum on Thursday, beating drums and waving the Sudanese flag. Many chanted, “People want to destroy the government,” and “Woe to the army!”
The Sudanese Expert Association, the group that led the uprising that culminated in the expulsion of Albasir, called for a rally and continued protesting until “a corrupt military junta was overthrown and charged with their crimes.” I swore.
Similar protests have taken place elsewhere in Sudan, including the states of Kassala, Northern Darfur, West Kordofan, and Northern Sudan. Activists distributed a video on social media showing protesters that tear gas was being fired. There were no immediate words of injury.
The agreement Hamdock signed with the military on Sunday envisions an independent technocratic cabinet led by the prime minister until a new election takes place. However, despite Hamdock’s claim that he has the power to appoint a minister, the government will still be under military scrutiny.
The agreement has offended Sudan’s democratic movement. It accuses Hamdock of allowing it to act as a fig leaf for the ongoing military regime.
The agreement also provides for the release of all political detainees arrested after the October 25 coup. So far, several ministers and politicians have been released. The number of people still in custody remains unknown.
On Wednesday, Hamdock told a local Sudanese television channel that “the deal would be worthless” unless everything was released.
A statement from the Medical Commission on tribal violence killed 17 people and injured at least 12 in a clash at Jebel Moon in West Darfur on November 17.
Earlier, Adam Legal, a spokesman for a local organization that helps run refugee camps in Darfur, told The Associated Press that the conflict arose from a land conflict. He claimed that the paramilitary organization, Rapid Support Forces, dominated by the country’s second-strongest general, eventually intervened on behalf of the Arab tribes. He said the clash had subsided on Friday.
The International Organization for Migration said Wednesday that 9,800 people had been evacuated in the area of Jebel Moon. Some fled to nearby villages, while others crossed the border into Chad. At least six villages were affected, some of which were burned down, according to the United Nations Immigration Service.
In January, 470 people were killed in tribal violence in one of the worst episodes since the violent war in Darfur in the 2000s. Recent phlebotomy has raised the threat of the region being involved in conflict, enforcing peace agreements and questioning the government’s ability to protect civilians.
Albasir conducted a scorched earth operation in Darfur against ethnic minority rebels who accused the government of economic and political alienation. Government troops and Arab militias, primarily known as Janjaweed, were accused of widespread atrocities in the conflict, killing more than 300,000 and fleeing 2.7 million. Albasir, currently imprisoned in Khartoum, has been charged with war crimes and genocide by the International Criminal Court for violence in Darfur.
Although fighting in Darfur has gradually diminished, violence continues to intensify as Arab militias roaming the state remain heavily armed and take control of the occupied lands.
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Despite the agreement, a Sudanese rally demanding that military rulers leave
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