The country finds itself in chaos two years after protests led to Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese leader, being removed and imprisoned. Many want to see a strong military leader replace the semi-civilian government.
In Sudanese capital Khartoum there are thousands of protestors. They want different routes for their country and have been taking to the streets in large numbers. Some back the transitional government, which was installed in 2019 with the task to reform Sudan’s political system and pave the way to a general election sometime in 2023. Others call for a return back to direct military rule. Many are unhappy about the state of Sudan’s affairs.
One of the largest pro-government rallies of this year took place in Khartoum, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 October Revolution. This revolution, which was similar to those two years back, culminated in mass protests and ended military rule. It also briefly brought about civilian leadership in Sudan. Some cabinet members were among those who attended the rally, which saw hundreds of thousands of people.
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The pro-military side also has its supporters. These people have been calling for an end “the hunger government,”they claim that the incompetent and corrupt government caused food shortages. About 40 officers from the army tried to depose the Military Council and the civil government a month ago. However, the coup attempt was unsuccessful.
RT’s Murad Gazdiev has been exploring why some Sudanese people would rather have a new military dictatorship in charge and what and how IMF-advised reforms affected the economic and political situation in the country.
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