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Sudanese Revolution Coverage

After government forces committed a massacre to break up the two-month long sit-in at Sudanese Military Headquarters in Khartoum, the tense and controversial negotiations process between the Forces of Freedom and Change (a coalition of opposition movements representing the revolutionaries) and the Transitional Military Council (a government established after the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir through military coup on April 11th) came to an end. With at least 100 dead and hundreds injured, devastated revolutionaries have escalated their civil disobedience, and the Sudanese Professionals Association and the Forces of Freedom and Change have called for the downfall of the TMC.

We'll keep track of events on this page, updating regularly. For a background to the events, read What’s Happening in Sudan? Explaining the Last Two Months.

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August 29, 2019
August 28, 2019
Ahmad al-Kheyr trial begins, RSF deployed in Port Sudan

Reports of brutality against Ahmad al-Kheyr protesters

RSF deployed in Port Sudan

Ahmad al-Kheyr trial begins

50 Campaign representatives meet with Hamdok

August 26, 2019
Death toll in Port Sudan conflict reaches 34

Port Sudan death toll reaches 34

Elrazi University students protest the expulsion of revolutionaries

August 25, 2019
Sovereign council declares state of emergency in Port Sudan

Sovereign council declares state of emergency in Port Sudan

August 24, 2019
August 22, 2019
August 21, 2019
PM minister appointed, Sovereign Council sworn in

Sudanese Transitional Sovereign Council sworn in

Abdalla Hamdok appointed as PM

Abdalla Hamdok is officially appointed Prime Minister of Sudan.

August 20, 2019
Sudanese Transitional Chief Justice appointed, PM to be sworn in tomorrow

PM to be sworn in tomorrow

TMC spokesman Shams ad-Deen al-Kabbashi says that the PM will be appointed and sworn in tomorrow.

Sudanese Transitional Chief Justice appointed

The TMC and the FFC swear in Neemat Abdalla as Chief Justice of Sudan, making her the first woman to ever hold the position.

Source: Masrawy

August 19, 2019
Omar al-Bashir’s corruption trial begins

Omar al-Bashir's corruption trial begins

At the trial, al-Bashir is accused of misusing 90 million dollars from Saudi Arabia, in addition to 25 million dollars he received from Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman personally, with al-Bashir himself admitting he received two payments of 30 million and 35 million dollars from King Abdallah.

Source: France24

August 18, 2019
Controversies arise over FFC sovereign council nominees

Taha Usman turns down sovereign council nomination

Taha Usman turns down his sovereign council nomination, saying that he is committed to staying true to the SPA’s promise that it would not take part in the transitional government.

Unions within the SPA reject SPA sovereign council nominee

In response to the nomination of Taha Usman, a member of the SPA, four unions within the SPA condemn the nomination and demand that the organization abide by its previous promises not to take part in the transitional government.

Reported FFC sovereign council nominees spark anti-SPA protests

Revolutionaries protest in front of SPA HQ after FFC sources report that a member of the Baath Party, a member of the Umma Party, and a member of the SPA will be nominated for the sovereign council despite prior promises by the SPA and the FFC that neither the SPA nor any members of political parties would hold positions in the sovereign council.

Sudanese Women's Union protests FFC sovereign council picks

The Sudanese Women’s Union protests the FFC’s sovereign council nominees, demanding equal representation in all levels of governance and stating that the FFC failed to consult women while making its list of nominees.

Source: Radio Dabanga