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World Sudan: controversy around the death of a police general during a manifestation

02:45  15 january  2022
02:45  15 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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Une image publiée par le compte Twitter de l'agence de presse officielle soudanaise Suna le 13 janvier montre les funérailles du général de police Ali Bareema Hamad, «poignardé par des manifestants». © AFP - - An image published by the Twitter account of the official Sudanese news agency Suna on January 13 shows the funeral of the general Font Ali Bareema Hamad, "stabbed by protesters".

After the manifestation of Thursday, January 13 against the military regime that resulted in new violence, the authorities say they arrested a man responsible for the murder of a police general at this gathering in Khartoum. The police announced for the first time a death in its ranks accusing protesters of violence. But on the side of the protest, the news is welcomed with a lot of skepticism.

General Ali Bareema Hamad died "in the performance of his duties, by securing a demonstration," said the police on his Facebook account. He was "stabbed to death by protesters," from his side added the police spokesman without giving more details.

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From Thursday evening the head of the army, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan paid tribute to him. The next day the Minister of the Interior asserted that a man suspected of being the author of the crime had been arrested and other suspects were sought.

to read also: Manifestations in Sudan: At least two dead, including a general police general with a lot of mistrust of the protesters, which evoke attempts to infiltrate their movement by members of the security forces, incurred to encourage violence to decrease the challenge. A plausible hypothesis according to a Sudanese researcher. Some details question: the announcement of this death before even the event starts, no photo of the deceased and the highly publicized visit of General Burhan to the deceased policeman family.

The military could be manipulating Sudanese public opinion, but also the international community, adds this researcher.

Malians have shown in Bamako and the other major cities of the country .
© RFI / Kaourou Magassa demonstration in Bamako, Friday 14 January 2022. A monster crowd in the streets of Bamako and gatherings also in others Large cities of the country, this Friday, January 14, 2022 in Mali. The Malians responded massively to the call of the authorities of the transition which, in a statement read last Sunday on national television, launched a call for mobilization to say no to the sanctions of the CEDAO.

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