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Sudan’s army forms new government after coup

– – Sudan’s army that carried out a coup last month has announced the formation of a new government. The coup leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane rejected calls for him to re-instate the toppled civilian prime minister by the international community. He quickly dissolved the government on October 25 after he led the coup, arresting civilian leaders that were part of the transitional government. The soldiers then declared a state of emergency in the country, but there has been pressure across the world for the military to led go power.…

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Sudan: 7 killed, 140 injured in protests over military coup

– – Seven people are reported to have been killed during protests against the military in Sudan for Monday’s coup. Some 140 people are also said to have been injured in the protests which resulted in clashes between protesters and soldiers. Sudan’s military on Monday dissolved the transitional civilian government after arresting political leaders. The soldiers led by Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan who had been heading a joint council with civilian leaders has now declared a state of emergency. He blamed the current military take-over on political infighting within the…

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Sudan: Another coup as military dissolves civilian government

– – Sudan’s military on Monday dissolved the transitional civilian government after arresting political leaders following another coup. The soldiers led by Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan who had been heading a joint council with civilian leaders has now declared a state of emergency. He blamed the current military take-over on political infighting within the civilian government. Protesters earlier took to the streets of the capital, Khartoum resulting in clashes between them and soldiers amid gunfire. There have been reports of some injuries following the clashes. Heavily armed soldiers have been…

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Sudan’s political transition in crisis amid pro-military protests

– – Sudan’s political transition is facing a major crisis amid pro-military protests by some citizens demanding the dissolution of the civilian government. The pro-military Sudanese protesters held another rally on Sunday, which is a second day of protest. They gathered outside the presidential palace in central Khartoum demanding the dissolution of the interim government, claiming it has failed politically and economically. These protests are coming at a time that cracks have emerged among the transitional government ruling the country. The civilian transitional government was installed following a coup sparked…

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Sudan blames allies of ex-president Bashir for failed coup

A transitional government made up of the military, civilian representatives and protest groups have been ruling as part of a power-sharing agreement. “We’re not going back… there are people trying to turn back the hands of time,” said Information Minister Hamza Baloul in a statement read on state TV. – – The Sudanese government has said the situation in the country is now “under control” but there are still agitations among some citizens. Sudan’s transition to democratic regime is still facing deep political divisions and chronic economic problems. It is…

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Sudan declares state of emergency after clashes left 40 dead

– – A state of emergency has been declared in Sudan‘s West Darfur state following ethnic clashes that have left at least 40 dead. Over 50 people have also be injured in the clashes which have displaced thousands of people. The violence broke out on Saturday between Arab groups and the non-Arab Massalit ethnic community in the city of El Geneina. Gunfire could be heard in the neighbourhoods of Hay Al Jabal and Al Jamarik late afternoon on Monday, UN humanitarian affairs agency OCHA said. According to OCHA, the situation remains tense in the…

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Sudan’s PM forms new cabinet with 7 former rebel leaders

– – Seven former rebel leaders have been appointed in the new cabinet of Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. It forms the dissolution of the previous cabinet on Sunday to form an inclusive government. The seven former rebel leaders were part of a peace deal signed in October. Veteran rebel leader and economist Gibril Ibrahim has been appointed Finance Minister to handle the sky rocketing inflation and food and fuel shortages. Mariam al-Sadiqal-Mahdi – the daughter of Sudan’s last democratically elected Prime Minister, Sadiqal-Mahdi has also been appointed Foreign Affairs Minister. –…

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Ethiopia to ‘receive and reintegrate’ those fleeing Tigray conflict

– – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday said his country wants to “receive and reintegrate” thousands of refugees fleeing the northern state of Tigray. Federal forces are fighting local troops in Tigray forcing over 25,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. Many of them have fled into Sudan, according to UN refugee agency officials who toured the border region on Saturday. The UNHCR assistant representative in Sudan Jan Hansmann has said that the priority of his agency was to provide the refugees with shelter, food and water. The…

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Ethiopia: 25,000 flee conflict in Tigray region to Sudan

– – The conflict in Tigray region in Ethiopia continues to deepen, forcing some 25,000 Ethiopians to flee into neighbouring Sudan. According to the state news agency SUNA “The number of Ethiopian refugees who have arrived in Gadaref and Kassala states since Saturday has reached 24,944.” UN refugee agency officials toured the border region on Saturday and discuss the influx with Sudanese officials. The UNHCR assistant representative in Sudan Jan Hansmann has said that the priority of hi agency was to provide the refugees with shelter, food and water. The…

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Sudan ‘closes border with Ethiopia’ over tension in Tigray region

– – Sudan has closed the border between its eastern Kassala State and Ethiopia due to ongoing tension in Ethiopian Tigray region. According to the state-owned Suna news agency the announcement was made by Governor of the state, Fateh al-Rahman al-Amin. Al-Amin has said that the border will remain closed until further notice as Ethiopia struggles to end the tension. The state media reported that the governor intends traveling to Wad Al Helew, a village in Kassala State bordering Ethiopia and Eritrea, to assess the situation. On Wednesday Ethiopian Prime…

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