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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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July 16, 2019
3 injured after being shot by RSF forces

RSF opens fire on protesters in Omdurman

July 15, 2019
Protesters tear down NISS office

RSF forces run over a family in Omdurman

Protesters in East Darfur set RSF offices on fire after young man killed

Protesters in as-Souki tear down local NISS office

July 14, 2019
RSF opens fire on protesters in Sennar, TMC-FFC meeting delayed again

TMC-FFC meeting delayed

The TMC-FFC meeting is delayed again, now rescheduled for Tuesday.

Aljazeera sources outline points of contention in negotiations

According to anonymous sources to Aljazeera, the disagreements preventing an agreement between the TMC-FFC are:

  1. The FFC’s rejection of criminal immunity for sovereign council members.
  2. The restriction on dual nationals serving in the sovereign council and the government.
  3. The failure to include issues of peace and displaced persons.

TMC challenges court order to lift internet ban

Aljazeera sources report that the TMC is now challenging the court order that decreed the lifting of the internet ban.

RSF open fire on protesters in Sennar, 1 killed

1 is killed and tens are injured in Souki, Sennar after RSF forces open fire on a crowd of protesters.

July 13, 2019
Justice First March takes place, TMC-FFC meeting delayed

The Sudanese Communist Party rejects the TMC-FFC deal

The Sudanese Communist Party announces its official rejection of the TMC-FFC deal.

TMC-FFC meeting delayed until Sunday

African Union mediation announces the delay of further TMC-FFC negotiations until Sunday. They also report that this delay was requested by the FFC.

FFC confirms disagreements over sovereign council power, rejects immunity

FFC leader Nour ad-Deen Babikir confirms that there are disagreements over the sovereign council’s powers which the TMC and the FFC are currently discussing. He also announces the FFC’s rejection of immunity from prosecution for any branch of government.

Elbagir reports immunity clause in TMC-FFC deal

SPA spoksperson confirms Nyala arrests

Hemedti calls massacre "videos" fabricated, holds filmmakers responsible

In a speech, Hemedti calls the videos of the massacre circulating social media fabricated, and claims that one individual who filmed 59 videos is the one who ordered the massacre to further his own agenda.

Justice First March takes place across the country

Commemorating 40 days since the military HQ massacre, revolutionaries head out into the streets to demand justice for those killed.

July 12, 2019
“Justice First” Millions March scheduled for the 13th, 28 arrested for belonging to the FFC

28 people arrested for belonging to the FFC

SPA announces "Justice First" Millions March

July 11, 2019
Disagreements delay signing of FFC-TMC agreement, negotiations extended to Saturday

Mediation holds press conference, announces negotiation extension

The TMC reports a third failed coup attempt

The TMC reports that 12 officers have been arrested for attempting a coup to sabotage the agreement between them and the FFC.

Disagreements delay signing of agreement

The AU mediator states that the disagreements are technical, and deal with the wording of certain sections of the agreement. BBC sources report that the issues are actually due to disagreements over the powers of the sovereign council, which the TMC wants to be broader.

Source: BBC Arabic

July 10, 2019
Rebel leaders meet with the FFC

Rebel leaders meet with the FFC, criticize power-sharing deal

SPLM-N leaders Malik Agar and Minni Minawi, who lead armed movements in Blue Nile and Darfur respectively, meet with SPA spokesperson Muhammad Naji al-Assam to discuss the recent deal with the TMC. In the meeting, the two leaders made it clear they did not support the deal.

July 9, 2019
Internet returns in Sudan

Internet returns in Sudan, massacre footage shared

After 35 days of being blocked off, the internet returns in Sudan. With the return, the hashtag #توثيق_مجزرة_القيادة_العامه (verify the military HQ massacre) catches on, as new footage from the massacre is shared.

July 8, 2019
Al-Burhaan denies TMC role in sit-in massacre

Al-Burhaan denies the TMC was responsible for the massacre, blames mercenaries

In an interview with al-Ayn al-Ikhbariya, al-Burhaan says:

  1. The person who will rule the country will be one brought through elections, not protests.
  2. We and our partners in the FFC aim to do good for the country and protect it.
  3. The FFC led the movement, and we ask it to do what’s in the country’s best interests.
  4. We are both willing and determined to work with political forces.
  5. If there is a disagreement in the transitional period, the only solution is to hold elections.
  6. Everyone is working to build the foundation of a new Sudan in this transitional period.
  7. The security apparatus carries out orders professionally and accurately, but there will be a restructuring of all military forces.
  8. Not one member of the military establishment has anything to do with the dispersal of the sit-in, and the number of victims has been exaggerated.
  9. If a bullet was fired in the sit-in, it would’ve killed thousands as the area was so crowded.
  10. There is a mercenary group that has confessed to firing at protesters and military officers.
  11. The RSF does not act on its own, but rather, under the guidance of the armed forces.
  12. The political parties lying to the country will soon be caught.
  13. I haven’t seen al-Bashir since the day I told him to step down.

July 6, 2019
Hemeti promises development

Hemeti gives a speech, promises development

In his speech, Hemeti says:

  1.  The aid from Saudi Arabia and the UAE is in the Bank of Sudan, and it will be directed towards developing the country.
  2. Tribalism, regionalism, and racism must be renounced to build Sudan.
  3. The current priority in Sudan is to meet the people’s demands.
  4. We need to unite and agree to build stability and a renaissance in Sudan.
  5. It is necessary to prosecute the corrupt and turn Sudan into a country with rule of law.

FFC plans community forums to discuss transitional needs

From July 6-13, the FFC plans community forums to discuss “the needs of the transitional period,” as well as a commemoration of the martyrs of the massacre for July 14th.