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World Thousands protest in Sudan against military takeover

15:20  25 november  2021
15:20  25 november  2021 Source:   afp.com

13-Year-Old Girl Among Latest Deaths Reported From Protests Against Sudan Military Coup

  13-Year-Old Girl Among Latest Deaths Reported From Protests Against Sudan Military Coup The latest deaths include Remaaz Hatim al-atta and Omar Adam, bringing the death toll from Saturday's protests to 7. At least 23 protestors have died overall.Monday, a doctors union said two more Sudanese protestors died in the hospital from gunshot wounds during protests over the weekend. The Sudan Doctors committee said the two new deaths were Remaaz Hatim al-atta, who was shot in the head in front of her family's home in Khartoum, and Omar Adam, who was shot in the neck during protests in the same city. They were shot on October 25 and pronounced dead in the past 24 hours, the committee said.

Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied Thursday against last month's military power grab, rejecting an agreement struck between the top general that saw the prime minister reinstated, witnesses said.

Map of Sudan © Sophie RAMIS Map of Sudan

In Khartoum, demonstrators chanted "the people want the downfall of the regime". In the capital's twin city Omdurman others shouted "power to the people, a civilian government is the people's choice".

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized power and detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on October 25, but after international condemnation and mass protests he reinstated the premier on Sunday.

Five dead at new protests against the military in the Sudan

 Five dead at new protests against the military in the Sudan of the displeasure of the Sudanese over the three military military coup does not allow - but the violent reaction of the Armereegimes not. © AFP / Getty Images Protestzug in the capital Khartoum against military rule in Sudan in Northeast African Sudan again demonstrated thousands of people against the seizure of power by the military. In the capital Khartum, security forces shot at least five people.

But protest organisers in the northeast African state have accused Hamdok of "treason" and vowed to maintain pressure on the military-civilian authority.

Activists took to social media this week to call for "Martyrs' Day" demonstrations on Thursday, in honour of the 42 protesters killed in the post-coup crackdown, according to an updated toll from medics.

Hamdok, who has been prime minister in the transitional government since the ouster of long-time autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir in 2019, said Wednesday he had partnered with the military in order to "stop the bloodshed" and to "not squander the gains of the last two years".

Sudanese protesters have held weeks of rallies since an October 25 power grab by the army, including this demonstration in Khartoum on November 21 © - Sudanese protesters have held weeks of rallies since an October 25 power grab by the army, including this demonstration in Khartoum on November 21

Hamdok himself was placed under house arrest after the putsch, which sparked a wave of mass street protests that triggered a deadly crackdown by security forces.

Death toll of Sudan anti-coup protests rises to 40: medics

  Death toll of Sudan anti-coup protests rises to 40: medics The death toll in Sudan from anti-coup protests since last month's military takeover has risen to at least 40, medics said Saturday after a teenager shot in the head days earlier died. Protests on Wednesday provoked the deadliest day so far, with the toll of those killed now standing at 16, according to medics. "One martyr passed away... after he succumbed to severe wounds after being hit by live rounds to the head and the leg on November 17," the independent Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said. He was aged 16, it added.

The deal he signed with Burhan lays down a "clear date" for Sudan's first free elections in three decades slated for July 2023, the premier said.

- 'Test of credibility' -

Twelve out of 17 ministers from a bloc calling for a purely civilian government resigned on Monday, rejecting Hamdok's strategy of engaging with the military.

Reserving their ire for Burhan, protesters in North Khartoum chanted that "Burhan is dirty", and had been "brought to power by Islamists", connected to the old regime of Bashir.

Ihsan Omar, a witness in Omdurman, said he had witnessed some 500 people taking part in a rally.

Volker Perthes, the UN special envoy to Sudan who helped mediate between the military and civilian factions after the coup, said Wednesday that the rallies were "another test of credibility" of the agreement.

He urged authorities to allow demonstrations to go ahead "without bloodshed or arbitrary arrests".

Officials: Sudan's military agrees to reinstate ousted PM

  Officials: Sudan's military agrees to reinstate ousted PM CAIRO (AP) — A deal was reached between Sudan's military and civilian leaders to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who was deposed in a coup last month, military and government officials said Sunday. The officials also said that government officials and politicians arrested since the Oct. 25 coup will be released as part of the deal between the military and political parties, including the largest Umma Party. Hamdok will lead anThe officials also said that government officials and politicians arrested since the Oct. 25 coup will be released as part of the deal between the military and political parties, including the largest Umma Party.

Elsewhere in Sudan, in the western Darfur region, at least 35 people were reported to have been killed in days of fighting between herders with more than a thousand homes set on fire, officials said Thursday.

The violence broke out on November 17 between armed Arab herders in the rugged Jebel Moon mountains close to the border with Chad, said Omar Abdelkarim, Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner in West Darfur state.

Darfur was ravaged by a civil war which erupted in 2003, that pitted ethnic minority rebels complaining of discrimination against the Arab-dominated government of Bashir.

More than 300,000 people died and 2.5 million were displaced, according to the UN.

Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court to face charges of genocide in Darfur, was jailed in 2019 following mass protests against his three-decade rule.

While the main conflict in Darfur has subsided, with a peace deal struck with key rebel groups last year, the arid region has remained awash with weapons and violence often erupts over land, access to agriculture or water.

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At least 20 Sudan troops dead after clash on Ethiopia border .
At least 20 Sudanese troops have reportedly died following clashes with Ethiopian forces on the countries' shared border. Sudanese soldiers fell into an ambush on Saturday after traveling across the Atbara river and being bombarded, Bloomberg reported, citing Alrasheed Ali, a member of the border commission of Sudan's southeastern Gadaref state.Sudanese forces are now accumulating on the riverbank and "the situation is very tense," Ali toldSudanese soldiers fell into an ambush on Saturday after traveling across the Atbara river and being bombarded, Bloomberg reported, citing Alrasheed Ali, a member of the border commission of Sudan's southeastern Gadaref state.

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