Apr 11, 2019 15:10 Asia/Tehran
  • Sudanese army releases political prisoners
    Sudanese army releases political prisoners

The Sudanese army has released all political prisoners from Kabir Prison in Khartoum.

Iran Press/Africa: In the latest developments in Sudan, it is said that Awad Ibn Auf, the first deputy of the newly ousted president Omar al-Bashir, was arrested by the army forces.

A number of protesters in the town of Atbara attacked to prisons, Iran Press reported.

The army forces have surrounded the home of Omar al-Bashir's brother in the Kafuri neighborhood of Khartoum.

The root of Sudan's economic problems

In 2011, the southern part of the country gained independence and become the Republic of South Sudan. The move deprived Sudan of its oil reserves — since then, the economy has spiralled downwards, resulting in higher prices for bread and other basic commodities.  The loss of oil revenues in 2011 was a huge blow to Sudan's economy, weakening it substantially year after year. 

What started as demonstrations in the north against bread prices swiftly spread nationwide and shifted towards a clear demand to topple Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. It seems the Sudanese military have now decided to remove Omar al-Bashir from power through a coup d'etat.

It is also worth noting that on 1 March 2019,  the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir delegated his powers and authority as head of the ruling National Congress Party to its deputy head, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, until the party’s next general conference, the party said in a statement.

Israeli Regime's Connections with Africa

The Israeli regime prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in July of 2016, became the first Zionist regime leader in 30 years to tour East Africa. Netanyahu's tour took him to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, and the main objective of his tour was to expand the Zionist regime's political and economic influence in the African continent.

One of Israel's oldest foreign policy objectives is to be able to count on the votes of African countries in international bodies such as the United Nations. By attracting the votes of African countries, the Israeli regime has strengthened its hand in both the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East Peace Process. In order to lessen its isolation in the Middle East and within the Arab world, the Israeli regime has used its good relations with African countries to attract their votes at the United Nations. This has been a long-standing policy of the Israeli regime for many decades.

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