Sudan: General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan demanded the dissolution of the government

On Monday, October 11, the president of the Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, demanded the dissolution of the government. In theory, he does not have the power to do so; such a decision is the responsibility of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. But this statement adds fuel to the fire as the tone rises a little more each day between civilians and military who share power.
Three weeks after the failed coup attempt, which the authorities believe was instigated by supporters of the Omar al-Bashir regime, the Sudanese transition process is in the midst of an unprecedented political crisis.
Since September 21 and the failed putsch attempt, the ruling military has increased its attacks on the civilian government. Speaking to a crowd of soldiers on Monday, General al-Burhan said the army is the only credible force capable of protecting the Sudanese transition.
For their part, civilians believe that the army is trying to sabotage all attempts at reform. They call for a complete overhaul of the security forces and accuse the generals of not respecting the constitutional document signed in August 2019.
Sudan’s transition could be derailed. These are the worried words of Volker Perthes, the representative of UNITAMS, the UN mission for the transition in Sudan. The UN mediator believes that the coming weeks will be decisive.