al-Burhan fires civilians from the Transitional Council,

In Sudan, the head of the military junta, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, “released from his duties” on Wednesday, July 6, the five civilian members of the Sovereign Transitional Council. This is the logical continuation of his announcement to withdraw the military from the inter-Sudanese dialogue initiated by the UN, AU and Igad, in order to pave the way for the formation of a civilian government, according to him. But the opposition continues to demand an unconditional withdrawal of soldiers from political life.

In his last minute TV address Monday night, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had announced the forthcoming dissolution of the Sovereign Council, which de facto governs Sudan. It would then be replaced by a “Supreme Council” with responsibility for defense issues, but also part of diplomacy and “sovereignty issues”, without further details. The fact that the five civilian members of the Sovereign Council are “removed from office” by decree is therefore the logical consequence of this decision.

This has already been done was unanimously rejected by opponents of the military junta within the civilian opposition, which condemned a “tactical withdrawal” and demanded to “maintain pressure” on the military until their complete withdrawal from political life.

The five civilian members of the sovereign council who were fired came from parties that supported the coup. They had replaced the ministers of the Forces of Freedom and Change, the coalition of parties and associations that were the result of the 2019 revolution, which today is headwind against the junta.

For their part, no reaction yet to General al-Burhan’s latest announcement. But their leaders have been repeating it in recent days his maneuvers were indifferent to them.

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