US News Sudan: no negotiations with the military after the coup, says a minister

22:45  30 october  2021
22:45  30 october  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

in Sudan, Pro-Military and Pro-Civilians are competing for

 in Sudan, Pro-Military and Pro-Civilians are competing for © Ashraf Shazly Manifestation in Khartoum for a civilian power, 21 October 2021 Thousands of supporters of a civilian power in Sudan parade Thursday to Khartoum, In a Demonstration of Force against a sit-in which has been calling for six days "a military government" to take the country out, one of the poorest in the world, of the marasm.

  Soudan: pas de négociation avec l'armée après le putsch, dit une ministre © AFP / File

D setting out a coup "grotesque," Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi has told the AFP Saturday that neither she nor the prime minister overthrown Abdullah Hamdok not negotiate with the soldiers who put "an entire people under arrest."

Monday before dawn, soldiers stopped the government leader at his home in Khartoum while the general and army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, announced dissolve all institutions. Since then, the technocrat was taken home but is still not free to move, according to the UN .

Ms. Mahdi, reached by telephone by AFP, she escaped the raid and even met Friday, US charge d'affaires in Khartoum to discuss democratic transition nipped in the bud.

"Coup d'état" in Sudan. The Prime Minister and most of his ministers arrested

 © Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was placed in residence supervised by a military group. The tensions of these last days born from the breakage between the military and the civilian power resulted, Monday, October 25, on the arrest of several ministers and the placement, by a group of unidentified soldiers, Prime Minister Sudanese Abdallah Hamdok in supervised residence.

Saturday as tens of thousands of demonstrators protest against the general Burhane, sole command since the coup, the minister recluse at home, hanging on the phone for news of her shows has encouraged .

"Abdullah Hamdok is a nationalist, a grown man and a politician, he will not participate in this act grotesque betrayal led the coup," said Ms. Mahdi, while according to press reports, General Burhane a Mr. Hamdok time considered as head of the cabinet he has promised to soon.

's own father the diplomat, Sadiq al-Mahdi, the democratically elected prime minister, was overthrown in a coup by General State Bashir

in 1989. Thirty years later, the army obtempérait willingness of thousands of protesters and filed.

Today is his former chief of the army, General Burhane, which is responsible for the dissolution of all Sudanese institutions, including the Government that Ms. Mahdi always judge "only legitimate".

Sudan: The Prime Minister returned to his home, under surveillance

 Sudan: The Prime Minister returned to his home, under surveillance Sudan-Politics-Hamdok: Sudan: The Prime Minister returned to his home, under surveillance © Reuters / Hannibal Hanschke Sudan: the Prime Minister returned to His home, under surveillance Khartoum (Reuters) - The Prime Minister of the Sudanese Civil Government, Abdallah Hamdok, is now at home, said Tuesday to Reuters a source in his services and a safe source, without giving more details.


people in the past, "I defended the military because they supported the Sudanese people" against the autocrat Bashir acknowledges Ms. Mahdi. But today, "I can not argue with them," she adds after "the betrayal of October 25, which is an act very very very damaging."

An act she condemns as "illogical and irresponsible". It goes "against the will of the Sudanese people who do not want a military power and said in the street," she asserts.

To save the country, already mired in political and economic stagnation, "the only solution is to return to the constitutional declaration and to immediately release all political prisoners," recommends Dr. Mahdi.

In 2019, when military and civilian forces to take the Sudan to its first free elections in decades, they ratified a "constitutional declaration" for the creation of a military-civilian sovereignty Council and a government as a first step.

Sudan: The street keeps the pressure on the putschists

 Sudan: The street keeps the pressure on the putschists They did not give up the hope of a more democratic and free Sudan. At the timer of military coup that brutally interrupted the transition started in 2019 in the world's poorest country, demonstrations continue in the capital, Khartoum. On Wednesday morning, the police responded by new tear gas shots on protesters - four of whom have been killed by bullets, according to doctors. Several dams installed by the protesters were dismantled and people were arrested.

Several institutions such as Parliament and the Constitutional Court were to follow, but never appeared. As for the sovereignty of the Council, he had to be handed over to civilians only would lead the country to democracy, but the approach of the deadline, General Burhane intervened Monday plunging countries into the unknown.

Since the list of arrested opposition figures in the coup continues to grow. Among them is the brother of the Minister Sedig al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, the number two as she Ummah Party, the largest party Sudanese founded by their father.

"We still have no news of those who have been arrested," said Ms Mahdi itself trapped under Bashir announced she wish recover, on behalf of his country, the Criminal Court international (CPI) there two months.

currently behind bars in Khartoum, Mr Bashir is particularly sought by the court based in The Hague for "genocide" in the bloody conflict in Darfur (east).

"We are an entire people under arrest because we get more to get news of each other," laments Ms. Mahdi.

Since Monday, telephone calls and even more so in the Internet network remained cut off most of the time in the country, a radio silence to which the international community has called for an end.

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Sudan: four ministers from being released, discussions around Burhan .
© ASHRAF Shazly / AFP The head of the Sudanese Army Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan at a press conference on October 26, 2021 in Khartoum . UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, spoke Thursday, November 4 by telephone with the head of the Sudanese Army, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhane, exhorting him to restore the civil transition government, more a week after the coup. He called for the release of civilian officers arrested, including Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, in residence approved from Putsch.

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