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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 23, 2019
FFC announces a march for July 25th

FFC announces a march on July 25th

After demand from activists and protesters to hold a march on July 25th, calling for the FFC to stay true to the Declaration of Freedom and Change, the FFC schedules the march.

July 22, 2019
Sudanese Revolutionary Front proposes expanded sovereign council

SRF proposes larger sovereign council; FFC refuses

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (a coalition of Sudan’s main armed factions) proposed an expansion of the sovereign council from 11 members to 15, presumably to allow members of the SRF into the sovereign council, but the FFC refused the proposal.

Muhammad Naji al-Assam of the SPA reiterated the organization’s rejection of dividing up governmental power among political parties for political reasons, insisting that the transitional government must be technocratic. Otherwise, however, FFC sources report that the negotiations with the SRF have been going well, with the SRF stating that its rejection of the previously signed deal is its failure to address “issues that are key to creating lasting peace.”

Source: Al-Arabiya

July 21, 2019
Attorney General announces completion of investigation into massacre

Sudanese Central Doctors' Committee announces another death due to torture

The Sudanese Central Doctors’ Committee announces that, on July 20th, Hassan Sharaf ad-Deen died after being tortured to death in NISS offices in South Kurdufan.

Attorney General announces completion of investigation, says findings will be announced soon

The Sudanese Attorney General turns in the investigative committee’s report, and promises that “some” of the committee’s findings will be announced publicly.

July 19, 2019
AU Envoy meets armed factions in Ethiopia

AU Envoy meets with Sudanese armed factions in Ethiopia

An AU Envoy meets with representative of Sudan’s armed rebel groups in Addis Ababa to encourage them to support the deal between the TMC and the FFC, which they’ve previously rejected.

Source: Sky News Arabia

July 18, 2019
Massive nationwide protests take place, TMC denies asking for immunity

Al-Burhaan denies requesting immunity

Al-Burhaan states that the TMC did not request immunity for the members of the sovereign council, a proposal strongly rejected by both the FFC and revolutionaries.

The FFC announces postponement of TMC meeting, asks people to leave Freedom Field

At Freedom Field, the FFC announced its postponement of constitutional negotiations with the TMC to another day, and asks revolutionaries to leave Freedom Field.

Massive nationwide protests, protests rename square

In accordance with SPA calls, revolutionaries end Martyrs’ Week with protests across the country, most notably in Green Field (renamed by revolutionaries to Freedom Field) in Khartoum, where Omar al-Bashir gave many of his speeches.

July 17, 2019
TMC and FFC sign political agreement

TMC and FFC sign political agreement, constitutional agreement to be discussed Friday

The TMC and FFC sign a political agreement, whose exact details have yet to be announced. The power-sharing deal will be completed after a constitutional agreement is signed, which the two sides plan to negotiate on Friday.

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.