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Al-Burhan: We declare a state of emergency and dissolve the government and the Sovereignty Council

 As the protesters flocked to the vicinity of the headquarters of the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum, the President of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency in various parts of the country, dissolving the Sovereignty Councils and Ministers, freezing the work of the Empowerment Committee, and assigning directors-general in the ministries to conduct business.

He also announced the suspension of some articles in the constitutional document, despite its affirmation of commitment to most of its articles, and adherence to the Juba Peace Agreement.

Al-Burhan said in a televised speech broadcast on state television today, Monday, that the army took these steps with the aim of protecting the revolution and the country, promising to form a new government.

He also stressed that the Sudanese reject the rule of a party or a single individual, saying, "History confirms that the Sudanese people refused to be ruled by an individual." He considered that the armed forces responded to the youth revolution, adding: "The revolution is proceeding with the determination of the youth and the armed forces are committed to its goals."

Advance democratization

He also stressed that the armed forces are moving forward with the democratic transition, saying: "We will continue the transitional phase to reach an elected government." He promised to continue working to prepare the atmosphere for holding elections, provided that power is subsequently handed over to an elected government.

He added that the divisions constituted a dangerous warning that threatens Sudan, pointing out that what the country is going through has become a real danger.

A parliament of "youth of the revolution" and a government of competencies

In addition, Al-Burhan explained that "incitement to chaos by political forces pushed the armed forces to move and do what preserves the country," stressing that "no party or group will impose its orientations on Sudan."

He also indicated that he will work to form a parliament of the revolution's youth and a government of new competencies to take over the management of matters in the country.

series of arrests

It is noteworthy that the country witnessed at dawn a series of arrests that included ministers, leaders of several parties, as well as the Forces for Freedom and Change, including Yasser Arman, as well as the prime minister's media advisor, Faisal Muhammad Salih.

In addition, the director of Hamdok's office revealed, in contact with Al-Arabiya, that the Prime Minister was taken to an unknown location after a military force tried to pressure him to legitimize the events and arrests that the country witnessed, but he refused to comply.

In turn, the Ministry of Information confirmed the news that the Prime Minister was placed under house arrest in an unknown location, explaining in a statement on its Facebook account that Hamdok called on the people of all sects to take to the streets in order to protect the revolution.

Clashes around the headquarters

At the same time, the vicinity of the military headquarters in the capital witnessed clashes between protesters and security forces.

The Forces for Freedom and Change and the Professionals Association had earlier called on all citizens to take to the streets and denounce the arrests or any attempt at a military coup.

The Syndicate of Doctors and Bankers in the country declared a general strike and civil disobedience.

It is noteworthy that these dramatic and accelerating developments came after weeks of escalating tension between the military and civilian components that have been leading the government in Sudan since the removal of former President Omar al-Bashir.

This tension has escalated since the coup attempt that took place last September, after which the two sides exchanged accusations and blamed the economic and political crises.


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