Apr 14, 2019 10:19 Asia/Tehran

The leader of Sudan's interim military council has vowed to 'uproot the regime' and to end a curfew, just two days after a military coup.

Iran Press/Africa: Speaking on TV, Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan announced the restructuring of state institutions, the end of a night curfew and the release of political prisoners.

However, protests continue despite the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir, Iran Press reported.

The Sudanese demonstrators have demanded an immediate move to civilian rule and vowed to stay in the streets.

General Burhan, who replaced the coup leader after he resigned on Friday, also dissolved all provincial governments and pledged respect for human rights.

The army would maintain 'peace, order and security' across Sudan during an already announced transition period that would last at most two years until elections are held and civilian rule introduced, he added.

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 spiraled 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 has now decided to remove Omar al-Bashir from power through a coup d'état.

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's 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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