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Sudan’s army chief denies military coup

General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Tuesday denied a military coup and vowed to achieve democratic transition in Sudan and preserve the December Revolution.Al-Burhan’s remark came following demonstrators have taken to the street in Khartoum, rejecting the measures announced by Al-Burhan and demanding a civilian government.


“We want to correct the path of the transition and what we did is not a military coup,”  Al-Burhan qouted as saying at a press conference in Khartoum.


“The coming government will be a pure civilian government comprising of national competencies and will not include any partisans,” he added.


On Monday, Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency across the country, dissolved the transitional Sovereign Council and the government, and relieved the state governors.


He also aid the declared state of emergency would be lifted as soon as the rule institutions are formed.


“The state of emergency is not meant to restrict freedom, whether press freedom or others,” said Al-Burhan at a press conference in Khartoum.


“The state of emergency will be cancelled as soon as the institutions are formed,” he said, noting that the internet and communication services would resume gradually.


Published on 05.05.2023

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