Sudan Crisis: In Sudan, thousands of demonstrators have rallied near the presidential palace in Khartoum as tensions rise between civilian and military leaders. The demonstrators are angry over what they see as the current government’s failures to address the country’s political and economic problems.
The protesters are demanding greater representation in government. Some protesters demanded that the military take over power in the country. Opponents claim that the protest was driven by military and security forces and involved former loyalists of the regime.
“The essence of this crisis is the inability to reach a consensus on a national project among the revolutionary and change forces”
As Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports, the prime minister says the divisions are causing the “worst crisis” yet in the country’s transition to civilian rule. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has warned that Sudan is facing the “worst crisis” of its transition to civilian rule. Following the removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir more than two years ago.
“The essence of this crisis is the inability to reach a consensus on a national project among the revolutionary and change forces,” the PM said in a televised speech.
“This is due to the deep division between civilian and military, as well as between civilian and military,” Abdalla Hamdok added.
The Prime Minister also has announced a series of steps for his country’s transition to democracy. This is done less than a month after a coup attempt rocked its leadership.
In a speech, Prime Minister Hamdok called the coup attempt an “alarm bell” that should awaken people to the causes of the country’s political and economic challenges.
Hundreds of pro-military Sudanese protesters rallied for a second day on Sunday, aggravating what Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok called the “worst and most dangerous crisis” of the country’s precarious transition. As previously announced, critics allege that these protests are being driven by members of the military and security forces.