On Monday, October 11, the President of the Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, called for the dissolution of the government. In theory, he has no power; It is Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok who is responsible for such a decision. But this statement adds fuel to the fire as the tone rises a little more every day between civilians and soldiers sharing power.
as reported from Khartoum, Eliott Brachet
Three weeks after the failed coup attempt, according to authorities, by supporters of the Omar al-Bashir regime, the Sudanese transition process was plunged into an unprecedented political crisis.
Since September 21 and the failed coup attempt, the military in power has stepped up attacks on the civilian government. General al-Burhana spoke to a crowd of soldiers on Monday, saying the army was the only credible force capable of protecting the Sudanese crossing.
For their part, civilians believe that the army is trying to sabotage all reform attempts. They demand a complete overhaul of the security forces and accuse the generals of not respecting the constitutional document signed in August 2019.
The problem is that this war of words is going on against the background of a crisis in the eastern part of the country. In Port Sudan, hundreds of protesters from the Beja tribe have been blocking port facilities for almost a month. More imports, more exports, a situation that worsens the more the already daily shortage. On Monday, in Khartoum, there was hardly any bread in the bakeries, as the stocks of wheat had been sold.
The Sudanese transition can very well be traced. These are the words of concern from Volker Perthes, the representative of UNITAMS, the United Nations Transitional Mission in Sudan. UN mediators believe that the coming weeks will be crucial.