The Guardian: Yes, it was a coup in Sudan and it has not ended yet
The Guardian newspaper confirmedThe Guardian) that what happened in Sudan was a coup, and that it is not over yet because despite the return of the ousted civilian Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, the army is still the decision-maker.
The newspaper stated at the beginning of its editorial – today, Friday – that coups are always something others do, and therefore the Sudanese army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan insisted that the dismissal and detention of the prime minister and other politicians in October “was not a coup,” but it was “correcting course.” transition” that began with the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in 2019, after mass protests and its replacement with temporary arrangements in which the military and civilians uncomfortably share power.
She indicated that tens of thousands of protesters against the military rule in the country on Tuesday disagreed with General Al-Burhan’s analysis, that although the army had restored Hamdok to his position, his former allies see him as the leader of “Potemkin” (a fake village with a beautiful picture to hide the difficult reality). , Its presence leads to whitewashing the coup rather than reversing it.
The Sudanese people have made it clear repeatedly and with courage that they do not accept authoritarian rule and that they demand and will continue to demand a better situation
The newspaper pointed out that there are clear similarities with other pages of Sudan’s history. In 1964 and 1985, popular protests won the military support they needed to topple the regimes, and in both cases the army quickly ended up in power again.
She saw that it would be easy to see the events of the last month as inevitable, as it was never easy to expel these men with arms and money. Despite the frictions, the army, the Rapid Support Forces, and the security services appear to be largely united so far. But it can also be said that the Sudanese people have made it clear repeatedly and with courage that they do not accept authoritarian rule and that they demand and will continue to demand a better situation.