Coup in Sudan: After Myanmar, democracy is in crisis in Sudan as well. The army has overturned Sudan’s interim government and taken over the reins of the country. The Army has declared an emergency in the country and arrested several leaders including the Prime Minister. There is strong anger in the capital Khartoum against the army’s action. Army and paramilitary forces are deployed in Sudan’s capital Khartoum. Khartoum airport has been closed. All international flights have been suspended.
In The Capital Khartoum, There is a lot of anger, people take to the streets
There is strong anger in the capital Khartoum against the army’s action. Street protests against the army are continuing. According to a report, the army has opened fire in the capital Khartoum. However, it is not reported if there has been any casualty. A video of the protesters has surfaced. The video sees protesters approaching the Army Headquarters. Protesters have blocked several major routes in the capital to protest against the arrest of the leaders.
Sudan’s Information Ministry had appealed for the release of those arrested and to stop attempts to overturn the government’s investigation. The Army has since taken over the headquarters of state TV and radio in the country. The Information Ministry shared the information on its Facebook page. The country’s Information Ministry has told Reuters that the country is facing a complete military coup. We appeal to the people to stop the army’s intervention.
General Burhan addresses the country after the coup
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the council that runs an interim government in Sudan, addressed the country after the coup. Burhan has blamed the ongoing political struggle for the army’s action. He announced the break-up of the power-sharing agreement between the army and civilian representatives. He also announced the dissolution of the Cabinet. Burhan announced ten decisions in the country and said that the peace agreement signed and promised by Sudan in October 2020 in Juba will remain outside these decisions.
The standoff between the army and the government had been going on for a long time
It may be recalled that an interim government came into existence in Sudan after Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power two years ago for a long time. Since then, there has been a stalemate between the Army and the Government. More importantly, Sudan is currently facing an economic crisis. He was getting a lot of help from the international community, but this help could be stopped after the coup. If that happens, Sudan’s financial condition will be much worse.
Myanmar army Coup
In February 2021, the army carried out a coup operation in Myanmar. Myanmar’s army had put the country’s leader Aung San List under house arrest after the coup. The Army has leveled several allegations against the Deputy. Since the army took power on February 1, there has been no statement from Aung San Suu Kyi nor from President Win Min, nor has she been seen anywhere in public. Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused of violating import-export rules and illegally possessing telecom devices.