In the Sudan, a return to the second change of power within a day with no rest. The protests are directed against a military Council took over after the overthrow of long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir on Thursday the Power.

the leader of The transitional Council, the former defense Minister and Al-Bashir-Familiar Awad Ibn Auf, withdrew on Friday evening, surprisingly.

thousands of people in the capital, Khartoum responded with applause and cheers at the disposal of the General. The trade Union Alliance SPA, a driving force of the protests of the past few weeks, spoke of a “victory of the will of the people”.

the New strong man in the Sudan is now the former inspector General of the army, Abdel Fattah Burhani. The military showed during the protests, something close to the citizens, and spoke with demonstrators, as photos show in social networks. From military circles, it was said, Burhani enjoy within the armed forces more confidence than the previous leader of the transitional Council, Ibn.

The demonstrations will continue, until the military hand over Power fully to a civilian transitional government. On Saturday, tens of thousands of people gathered again in front of the Headquarters of the armed forces in Khartoum to a sitting blockade, such as a dpa reported Reporter. The people were eagerly waiting for an announcement of the transitional Council, how to proceed and whether the new leadership would hand over more Power to civilian forces.

The Council announced on Saturday, the chief of the hated secret service, the NISS, Abdallah gush, declared his resignation. Initially, it was unclear whether this signals a power struggle between the different security organs or a sign of this is that the military responds to opposition demands.

With the change at the top of the transitional Council hopes the military leadership that the protests abating. This seems currently unlikely. The military should not hand over leadership to quickly over Power to civilian forces, would protest the people, warns the think-tank International Crisis Group (ICG). And this raise the risk of clashes, “which could plunge the country into a deeper Chaos.”

the trigger for the mass protests in December 2018, an increase of gasoline and bread prices. The Sudan, with about 41 million inhabitants, is one of the 25 poorest countries in the world. The country is going through a severe economic lives crisis.

The protests were directed against the authoritarian President Al-Bashir, who was 30 years in Power. As Al-Bashir was overthrown, first of all, euphoria is wide. However, this turned quickly into disappointment and resistance to the new military leadership. This said, for two years, the Power, and to pave the way for elections. They dissolved the Parliament and imposed a lock a state of emergency and a curfew.

The military, led the protests to justify why it has taken the Power. Al-Bashir has been portrayed as a ruler who had no ear for the problems of the people. The state leadership had to respond with violence and any political and economic problems are ignored, it said. Therefore, it was decided that “a change must take place”.

The armed forces insured, they just wanted to stay on a transitional basis, of the Power and only for stability and security. They promised to make as soon as possible to a civilian government in place. But protesters and civil society gave such promise of little Faith. They saw the military leadership, with bin at the top of as merely a reissue of the old regime.

Ibn belonged to Al-Baschirs inner circle: Since 2015, he was his defense Minister, not least his Vice President. In the bloody Darfur conflict, with about 300,000 dead, he was also the U.S. government, as chief of military intelligence and a member of the leadership in Khartoum responsible for the actions of the brutal Janjaweed militia to vote. The USA put the military because of its role in the bloodshed in Darfur in 2007, on a sanctions list.

Since last Saturday had tapered the demonstrations with a sit-in of tens of thousands of people in front of the military headquarters and residence of Al-Baschirs in Khartoum. Thousands of demonstrators were arrested. According to the UN people up to 70 people were law offices in the protests since December, died.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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