Sudan Coup Prompted by Failures in Washington’s Foreign Policy

By Abayomi Azikiwe

A military coup was carried out in the Republic of Sudan on October 25 as the contradictions within the Sovereignty Council (SC) burst asunder.

This coalition of political and military interests was formed in the aftermath of tumultuous political events between December 2018 and June 2019.

The Chair of the SC, Maj. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan engineered the removal and detentions of the interim Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok along with several other leading cabinet ministers within the transitional regime. Events leading up to the military coup can be traced back to the announced arrest of 40 people including military officers and civilians on September 21 ostensibly for plotting a seizure of state power…

Sudan youth demonstrate against coup, Oct. 25, 2021
Sudan youth demonstrate against coup, Oct. 25, 2021. | Photo: AFP

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