Sudanese Protesters Call for Military Coup

Opponents of Sudan’s democratic transition flocked to the streets of Khartoum, urging the army to seize power on Saturday.

Sudan is undergoing its most serious political crisis in the two years since ousting long-serving President Omar al-Bashir from power in 2019. 

Since then, the military and civilian parties have coexisted in an uneasy partnership in the East African country.

Protesters screamed, “down with the starvation government.” They urged General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudan’s chief of the armed forces and chairman of the joint military-civilian Sovereign Council, to stage a coup and depose the government.

“We need a military government. The current government has failed to bring us justice and equality,” a protester said.

Sudan’s civilian Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok revealed on Friday a strategy for resolving the country’s “biggest and most dangerous” political problem during the country’s two-year transition period.

“I am not neutral or a mediator in this conflict. My clear and firm position is complete alignment to the civilian democratic transition,” he said.

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