After the protests, Guterres encourages Sudanese dialogue for a smooth transition

The head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council in Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, received a phone call on Friday from the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in which questthe last confirmed the international organization’s commitment to support the transitional period up to the elections.

The President of the Sovereignty Council informed the Secretary General of the United Nations on the developments of the situation in Sudan and the efforts made by the transition partners to go through the transition process towards the democratic transition.

The two sides also stressed the need to speed up the formation of a civilian government that works to achieve the goals of the December revolution.

The protests continue

These developments came just days after Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation following nationwide protests following an agreement he signed on November 21, 2021, with Army Commander Abdel Fattah al- Burhan.

However, this step has not helped to calm some demonstrators, who insist on excluding the military component from the government, albeit temporarily, of the country.

The protests since last October, according to the Medical Committee, have resulted in at least 60 deaths and a large number of injuries.

The European Union is on the line of the crisis

Consequently, the European Union has urged the leaders in Sudan to investigate violence against demonstrators.

The Mission of the Union in Sudan stressed the need to conduct independent investigations into the deaths and violence that occurred during the demonstrations, calling for those responsible to be held accountable.

“The European Union reiterates the need to conduct independent investigations into all deaths and associated violence and calls for the perpetrators to be held accountable,” he said. in a tweet on Twitter at dawn today, Friday.

He added: “The attacks on hospitals, the detention of activists and journalists and the disruption of communications must stop.”

extraordinary measures

Interestingly, participants in the protests yesterday, Thursday, tried to reach the presidential palace in central Khartoum, but security forces advanced towards them and fired tear gas.

While some protesters used gas masks, while many others wore medical face masks and used other face covers.

Some also wore hard hats and gloves to take gas cylinders back to where they came from.

Since last October, when the army imposed exceptional measures and dissolved the government led by Abdullah Hamdok, protests have continued in the country.

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