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Failed Coup Attempt Reported In Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan's ruling military council has said it foiled a coup attempt with at least 16 officers arrested, according to state-run TV. The announcement came a week after the generals and civilian protesters agreed to a power-sharing deal.

The RSF: Sudan In The Grip Of A Murderous Arab Militia

AFRICANGLOBE - There are a number of reasons why the RSF, whose core fighters come from the violent war zone in Darfur, were handed control of Khartoum. First, the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) stopped trusting the army ranks. Second, being largely from outside the capital, the RSF would likely show no hesitation cracking down on strangers. Third, having already engaged in atrocities in Darfur and elsewhere, they could be more willing to obey orders no matter how ghastly.

Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces Are Veterans Of The Genocide In Darfur

AFRICANGLOBE - Heavily armed and dressed in desert fatigues, Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have made their presence felt in Khartoum since military generals cracked down on a long-running sit-in. Piled onto pickup trucks mounted with machine guns or patrolling the streets on foot, they are seen by some protesters as a new version of the infamous Janjaweed militias accused of horrific abuses in Darfur.

The World Is Turning Its Back On The Military Bloodshed In...

AFRICANGLOBE - People in Sudan are dying, at the hands of a brutal military which is refusing to hand over power to civilians. And in all this bloodshed, the world must not turn its back on Sudan. When Omar al-Bashir was unceremoniously ousted from power, there was a hope that power would immediately be conferred to the civilians. But that has not been the case. The intransigence of the military has been frustrating, and deadly. The Sudanese have come to the realization that the military is just not yet ready to give power to civilians.

African Union Finally Suspends Sudan After Janjaweed Militia Massacred Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE - The African Union has suspended Sudan's membership until the military hands over power to a civilian-led transitional government.  A tweet from its Peace and Security Council reads: "The #AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of #Sudan in all #AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority, as the only way to allow the Sudan to exit from the current crisis.

Janjaweed Militias Continues To Massacre Protesters In Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - Crowds of wounded people continued to throng the corridors of Sudan's Royal Care Hospital on Tuesday, a day after a deadly crackdown on protesters outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. Some sat on the floor with their wounds bandaged, as others with gunshot wounds lay waiting for help from doctors who had been tending to the wounded round the clock for more than a day.

The Rise Of Sudanese General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo The Butcher Of...

AFRICANGLOBE - Young, brash and with an estimated 50,000 blindly loyal and combat-hardened fighters behind him, Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo is perhaps the most powerful, some would say dangerous, man in post-Omar Al Bashir Sudan – at the least, a kingmaker who could hold the key to the country's future.

Unarmed Protesters Killed By Soldiers In Sudan’s Capital Khartoum

AFRICANGLOBE - Violence flared in Sudan’s capital Khartoum after the military council and opposition groups agreed to a power structure for the country’s transition following the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir last month. Heavy gunfire was heard late into the evening and the council said a military police officer was killed and protesters wounded. Local doctors said some were in a serious condition.

Arabs Attempting To Hijack Sudanese Revolution

AFRICANGLOBE - Many of the same factors that are shaping the contemporary Middle East are at play in Sudan too, notably the growing role of the Saudis who, along with their Gulf allies, are waging a multi-front battle for influence against Qatar and especially Turkey.

African Union Warns Sudan Military

AFRICANGLOBE - In a communique on Monday, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council called for Sudan’s military to transfer power to a “transitional civilian-led political authority” within 15 days or face suspension from the AU.
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