سودان

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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June 11, 2019
Third day of civil disobedience and interviews with the TMC

Special Envoy of the Ethiopian PM announces a return to negotiations

Special Envoy of the Ethiopian PM announces a return to negotiations surrounding the transitional period, and states that there will be no going back on what the TMC and the FFC’s previous agreements. There have been no FFC statements corroborating this.

 

UN Security Council supports a return to negotiations, calls for an end to violence

The UN Security Council stresses the need to ensure “full protection” of Sudanese citizens, and declares support for regional and international efforts to facilitate an agreement on the transitional period in Sudan.

The FFC announces the suspension of civil disobedience until further notice

After describing the three days of civil disobedience as an unprecedented, historic success, the FFC announces a temporary suspension of civil disobedience.

قوى إعلان الحرية والتغييربيانجماهير شعبنا الأبي؛نقف لكم اليوم إجلالاً واحتراماً وأنتم تفتتحون فصلاً جديداً من فصول…

Geplaatst door ‎تجمع المهنيين السودانيين‎ op Dinsdag 11 juni 2019

RSF Director of Operations is interviewed, denies RSF presence in Khartoum

In his interview with Al-Hadath, the Director of Operations states:

  1. That the RSF cleared out the Colombia area “due to the threat it posed to citizens’ lives.”
  2. The RSF did not take part in the dispersal of the military HQ sit-in.
  3. The RSF is not currently present in Khartoum.
  4. Only two corpses were found in the Nile.
  5. There are no disagreements between the RSF and the military.
  6. That life is going normally, despite calls for civil disobedience.

TMC spokesperson says internet blackout will continue

In an interview with a local newspaper, Al-Kabbashi states that internet in Sudan won’t return soon, as it “poses a threat to national security.” He also says that in order for the TMC to return to negotiations with the FFC, the FFC must end civil disobedience, and stop the “negative talk” about the corpses from the dispersal of the sit-in.

Source: Cairo24

11 dead and 20 injured in Dileij after RSF attacks

The Sudanese Central Doctors’ Committee reports 11 deaths and 20 injuries as the result of RSF attacks on the town of Dileij, Central Darfur.

June 10, 2019
Civil disobedience continues

The RSF carry out attacks in Central Darfur

The SPA releases a statement after an unknown number of people are injured and killed during RSF attacks in the towns of Dileij and Zalingei.

The TMC begins to announce investigation results

The TMC announces that the investigative committee has found evidence damning employees within regime forces, and that these employees have been arrested and will be brought to justice as soon as possible. They also state that they had no desire to clear out the sit-in, and security operations were instead targeted towards the “Colombia” area. The TMC’s investigative committee is set to announce the rest of its findings in 72 hours.

Arrested SPLM-N leaders are released and deported to Juba

Yassir Arman, Khamis Jalab, and Mubarak Ardol, members of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (North), are released and deported to the capital of South Sudan, Juba.

The TMC cuts off more internet providers

The TMC’s internet blackout intensifies as they cut off the internet providers used for government services.

UN condemns the TMC's decision hand over UNAMID bases to the RSF

The TMC decides to hand over United Nations African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur’s (UNAMID) bases to the RSF, a decision that the UN calls “a violation of [their] agreement with Khartoum.”

The SPA's civil disobedience continues

June 9, 2019
Civil disobedience begins with the TMC’s condemnation

The SPA calls the day's civil disobedience a "success," reiterates its stance on the TMC, and calls for investigations into killings.

The SPA promises a continuation of civil disobedience until the TMC falls, and states that there will be “no concessions, truces, reconciliation, or handshaking” with “criminals.” It also calls for an investigation into all killings since April 11th.

The TMC calls for the FFC to join the political process, states that it is "not the FFC's enemy"

The TMC states that it has not received conditions for a return to negotiations from the FFC, and that it should sit with the rest of the country’s political forces to “ease the political process.”

The TMC also states that the FFC does not include all parties, nor is it the largest political entity, nor was it the only to revolt against the previous regime.

Al-Kabbashi makes a statement on the FFC's recent actions, condemns civil disobedience and roadblocks

Shams ad-Deen al-Kabbashi, the TMC’s official spokesperson, states that the civil disobedience did not affect daily life, but the FFC should end calls for civil disobedience to due its effects on citizens’ daily lives. He also identifies the roadblocks built on the FFC’s orders as the main factor in the disruption of daily life, and calls them “a crime that breaks both international and human law.” He expresses an intention to open up the streets, and announces the increase of security forces in the capital.

 

The TMC denies rumors of infighting within security institutions

Potentially in response to reports of infighting among the members of the TMC, the TMC calls reports of infighting “rumors.”

The TMC calls the Sudanese Central Doctors' Committee's reports of bodies being found in the Nile "erroneous" and "exaggerated"

The SPA reports obstruction of medical care, warns of a "healthcare catastrophe"

The SPA accuses the TMC of closing multiple public and private hospitals, and considers them the responsible for the deaths of any who are sick or injured. They also warn of a healthcare catastrophe after security forces take control of the National Medical Supplies Fund.

 

The Sudanese Congress Party (an FFC party) announces that tens of flights have been cancelled, in accordance with the FFC's announced civil disobedience

The Sudanese Central Doctors' Committee announces the raising of the death toll to 118 after security forces kill more protesters

The FFC's planned civil disobedience begins

Yousra Elbagir reports two resignations from the TMC