SUDANESE REVOLUTION 

Where Does The Sudanese Revolution Stand Today?

Peoples Dispatch | February 03, 2021

Dr. Fathi Elfad of the Sudanese Communist Party talks about the current stage of the Sudanese Revolution and its betrayal by certain sections of the erstwhile opposition. In the first part of an interview with Peoples Dispatch, he explains the chronology of the coming together of the opposition, certain compromises and deals made by some sections and what the upcoming cabinet reshuffle and formation of the legislative council imply.

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AFRICA

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Sudan and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in the Sudan (S/2020/912) [EN/AR]

reliefweb | September 24, 2020

I. Introduction

1.The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2524 (2020), is the first 90-day report on the implementation of the mandate related to the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in the Sudan (UNITAMS). The report covers political, security, socioeconomic, human rights and humanitarian developments in the Sudan from 3 June to 8 September 2020 and contains an update on the planning process for the establishment of the Mission. The suggested structure and geographical deployment of the Mission and the 90-day report on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) are included as annexes to the present report.Read More »

The current stage of the Sudanese revolution

Based on an interview with FATHI ALFADL, spokesman and secretary for information of the Sudanese Communist Party

Morning StarJune 10, 2020

Sudanese protests last year culminated in the removal of dictator Omar al-Bashir, who had been in power since 1989 Photo: Hind Mekki / Creative Commons

DESPITE the success achieved in removing the former president and dictator Omar al-Bashir and a number of his inner circle last year, there is still a long way to go to dismantle the former regime, particularly in the face of additional obstacles created by the subsequent palace coup staged by Bashir’s generals.

The struggle continues between two projects: that of the forces for Freedom and Change (F&C) — supported by the majority of the population — and the “Soft Landing” project designed by international and regional interests to halt radical change. This seeks to attract part of the opposition.

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Protests rock Sudan against massacre of school children

Peoples Dispatch | August 01, 2019

Protests rock Sudan against massacre of school children
Mass demonstrations have broken out in the capital of major States. Photo: Radio Dabanga

Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets across Sudan today, as mass demonstrations continue against the shooting of school students in the North Kordofan State on Monday.

In the meantime, talks between a section of the opposition alliance and the military junta, which were set to resume on Tuesday, were put on hold. The leaders of this alliance, which is known as the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF), visited North Kordofan’s capital city of El Obeid to express their condolences to the families of the victims.

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Second coup attempt in Sudan to foil transition to democracy, Army Chief and Islamists arrested

 | July 25, 2019

Sudan’s army chief and at least a dozen high-ranking army officers and Islamists have been arrested in a second coup plot, the country’s military said Wednesday. The coup was hatched to foil transition to democracy in the African country.

Sudan’s military said on Wednesday that it was a plot to restore the party of ousted autocrat President Omar al-Bashir to power, who is despised for his iron-fisted rule and repression on women.Read More »

Beware of betrayal by the military, Sudanese Communist Party warns protesters

by Pavan Kulkarni

People’s Dispatch | July 08, 2019

Beware of betrayal by the military, Sudanese Communist Party warns protesters
The Sudanese military junta and civilian protesters reached an agreement on July 5 on the transitional government for 39 months. Photo: AFP

As jubilant masses of protesters on the streets of Sudan celebrate their victory after the military junta agreed to deal on the transitional government, the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) has cautioned them to be vigilant against any betrayals.

The SCP urged the protesters to keep up the pressure on the military junta by maintaining a presence on the streets. In a statement on July 6, it warned against complacency and against compromising with the agenda set for the transition period in the Declaration of Freedom and Change that was adopted by civilian forces in  January.Read More »

Sudan’s popular revolution delayed not denied

by Odomaro Mubangizi

Pambazuka News | June 08, 2019

Sudanese protesters

This brief analysis is meant to shed some light on Sudan’s popular revolution that is ongoing amidst military crackdown on protesters who seem determined to protect their revolution without counting the cost or heeding the wounds.  Some lessons will be drawn for the rest of Africa and for the international community.sunonot

 

Introduction

When what was dubbed “The Arab Spring” took shape in 2011, with several tyrannical regimes falling one after another, the next question was: “Will the Arab Spring move into the rest of Africa?” Other more introspective political analysts started wondering whether a new paradigm shift was in the making ushering in popular revolutions led by the youth armed with Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and other subtle social media outlets.  Given the current political crisis in Sudan and the resilient populace, it looks like we can safely assert that Africa has entered a new phase of mass protest against long-serving tyrannical regimes.

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After massacre by militia, Sudan’s civilian forces reject junta’s legitimacy

by Pavan Kulkarni

People’s Dispatch | June 08, 2019

RSF has been patrolling the deserted streets of Khartoum killing, beating and sexually assaulting anyone who dares to venture out. Photo: Al Jazeera

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has urged the international community to recognize it as the “sole legitimate representative of the Sudanese people.” The SPA, which led the protests that overthrew former president Omar al-Bashir in April, has been demanding that the Transitional Military Council that succeeded him hand over power to civilian forces.

This comes amid a reign of terror in the country. On June 3, the Rapid Security Forces (RSF), a notorious militia, killed over a hundred, injured more than 700 and raped many men and women while dispersing the main sit-in demonstration in Khartoum. Even as the incidents were condemned around the world, the junta, in an official statement, praised the RSF. The militiamen are not part of the regular armed forces but are led by an army general,  Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who is also the TMC’s vice-president.Read More »