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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 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

August 17, 2019
Final TMC-FFC deal signed

Atbara revolutionaries arrive by train to celebrate the deal

Final TMC-FFC deal signed

August 16, 2019
Final agreement to be signed on the 17th, SPA member releases critical video

Amidst controversy, the SPA announces marches to celebrate the deal

Amidst controversy surrounding Hash Ko accusations and the Ta’ayshi situation, the SPA announces a series of marches to celebrate the TMC-FFC deal on Saturday.

FFC sovereign council nominee turns down nomination in protest of the SPA

After former University of Khartoum Students Union president Muhammad Hassan at-Ta’ayshi releases a statement announcing that the SPA has removed him from the list of sovereign council nominees for unknown reasons, sovereign council nominee Fadwa Taha turns down her nomination in protest.

Two SPA members respond to Hash Ko video

The final agreement signing is scheduled for the 17th

FFC announces the final TMC-FFC agreement will be signed on August 17th.

Video about SPA internal conflicts sparks outrage

Former SPA member “Hash Ko,” claiming to be speaking for disgruntled members of the organization, releases a video detailing the SPA’s inner workings, leveling accusations against high-profile members of the SPA for breach of organizational conduct. The video has sparked controversy, splitting revolutionaries between those who believe Hash Ko and are therefore angry at the SPA, and those who don’t believe Hash Ko and are therefore angry at him. Details here.

August 15, 2019
FFC officially nominates 4 ministers for transitional government

JEM leader meets with South Sudanese president

JEM leader Jibreel Ibraheem meets with Salva Kiir, president of South Sudan in Juba to discuss the issues of IDPs, refugees, democratic transition, and recovering from the effects of war in Sudan.

The FFC officially nominates 4 ministers for the transitional government

The FFC officially nominates Dr. Abdalla Hamdok for Prime Minister, Muhammad al-Hafiz Mahmoud for Attorney General and Abdelgadir Muhammad Ahmad for Chief Justice.

August 14, 2019
US bars Salah Gosh from entry into the US

US bars Salah Gosh from entry into the US

The US bars Salah Gosh, the former head of Sudanese intelligence services, from entrance into the US.

August 12, 2019
Director-General of Ministry of Health removed in West Darfur

Director-General of Ministry of Health in West Darfur removed

After a doctors’ strike that lasted over a week, the governor of West Darfur retires the Director-General of the Ministry of Health – who was affiliated with al-Bashir’s regime – in response to the doctors’ demands.

August 11, 2019
Three killed in armed conflict in North Darfur

Three killed in armed conflict in North Darfur

August 8, 2019
SLA rejects TMC-FFC deal, doctors’ strike in al-Jineyna reaches its fifth day

SLA rejects TMC-FFC deal

Abdelwahid an-Nur, the leader of the Sudanese Liberation Army rebel group, announces that his movement does not recognize the deal between the TMC and the FFC as it “divides power among the previous regime and forces that stole the revolution from the youth.”

SPA says that it will not involve itself at high levels of transitional governance

The Sudanese Professionals Association confirms that it will not involve itself in the sovereign and executive branches of constitutional governance, but it will take part in the Transitional Legislative Council as an independent monitoring authority.

Al-Jineyna doctors' strike enters its fifth day

The Sudanese Central Doctors’ Committee announces its support for the doctors’ in al-Jineyna, who are continuing their five day strike, demanding the removal of the hospital’s new director-general.