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Sudan coup: Will military council’s actions satisfy protesters?

A military council is to rule the country after former President Omar al-Bashir’s removal and arrest.

Sudan‘s defence minister says President Omar al-Bashir has been removed from office and arrested, bringing an end to his 30-year rule. 

Protesters have been on the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other cities for months, calling for al-Bashir to step down. 

What happened instead was a military coup. 

Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf said on Thursday that a military council will rule Sudan for the next two years.

The constitution has been suspended, parliament, the central government and the regional governments have all been dissolved and a state of emergency has been declared.

Will the military council’s actions satisfy the protesters?

Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen


Hafiz Mohamed – Director of Justice Africa, an NGO that promotes social justice and human rights in Africa

David Shinn – Former US ambassador to Ethiopia and former deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Sudan

Hajooj Kuka – Member of Girifna, a non-violent resistance movement in Sudan