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The martyrs are never dead, they are forever in our hearts. Here is a thread of the events that occurred a year ago that led to the massacre of hundreds of peaceful protesters. *Viewer discretion advised *#SudanUprising #BlueForSudan #SudanMassacre
These peaceful protests began December of 2018 in the city of Atbara when the price of bread doubled in price. Most of the public can barely afford to feed their families due to the dictatorship that Omar Al Bashir was running for 30 years.
After month’s of torture and civil unrest the dictatorship was toppled after a coup occurred. The Vice President and his colleagues took over power and stepped down in less than 24 hrs after the protestors called for a complete change of the government.
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2019 was the year of 🌍 protests:

🇩🇿 Algeria protests erupted after Bouteflika’s fifth term re-election bid
🇸🇩 After bread prices tripled overnight, #SudanUprising topples al-Bashir
🇭🇰 Extradition bill triggers 7-month #HongKongProtests
🇮🇶 #IraqProtests against corruption and economic mismanagement
🇮🇷 Anti-gov #IranProtests fuelled following a 50% fuel price hike overnight
🇱🇧 Proposed WhatsApp tax triggers nation-wide anti-gov #LebanonProtests
🇪🇬 Corruption allegations against President el-Sisi & gov’t spark rare protests in Egypt
🇪🇸 Conviction of Catalan leaders triggers pro-independence rallies
🇻🇪 Venezuela protests both in support & opposition to Maduro
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Ive serious worries about the RSF providing public services. Firstly from a PR point of view its disastrously effective. Not only does it help whitewash their image it undermines critical voices to them, because predictably we’ll oppose the growth of the RSF (1/3)
Now to a lot in Sudan, particularly in rural areas this looks like we don’t want to the RSF to provide services like healthcare etc.This simultaneously improves the image of the RSF while damaging the image of its critics. Many won’t won’t understand why we oppose
The RSF isn’t providing these services in addition to legitimate state institutions its is providing them instead of them, weakening their image & effectiveness of while simultaneously strengthening its own. This is a slow attempt to erode the state from within
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I welcome the swearing-in today of Abdalla Hamdok to be prime minister of #Sudan’s transitional government, and I congratulate the Sudanese people on this milestone as they work to establish a civilian-led transitional government.…
I hope the Constitutional Declaration leads to the formation of a government that – after decades of struggle, suffering and sacrifice – guarantees peace throughout Sudan, human rights, justice, full political participation, and a better future for Sudan's families and children.
I also support justice for the crimes committed by the Bashir regime – not just for widespread and endemic corruption, but for gross human rights abuses, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide carried out against the people of Darfur and the Sudanese people.
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*The (unanimously agreed upon) New Prime Minister of Sudan*

*Abdalla Hamdok*

He was the Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa



Who exactly is #TutKewGatluak?

Abdalla Hamdok is the Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) since November 2011. He has over 30 years of experience as a senior policy analyst and economist addressing diverse development challenges of the African policy...
...landscape, primarily in the fields of governance, institutional analysis, public sector reforms, regional integration and resource management. From 2001 onwards, Mr. Hamdok headed successively ECA’s portfolio of activities on development policy management, the New...
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Victory or Egypt was the warning. That we must be careful to learn lessons from Egypt’s failed revolution النصر أو مصر
But the warning should’ve been Victory or Sudan more specifically old Sudan. Sudan’s history has been destructively playing on loop for 60 yrs
The cycle begins with the Military making a pact with a political power base to rule Sudan. In 1958 General Abboud makes a pact between the Army & the tribal political sects of the Ansar & Al Khatmiya
In 1969 Colonel Nimeri makes a pact with leftist politicians
After falling out with leftists & an economic crisis. A vulnerable Nimeri makes a pact with Islamists under the leadership of Hassan Al Turabi (Attorney General) in 1983 in order to create a new power base. Sharia law is enacted for the first time.
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FFC discloses the “Plan B” efforts of the Bashir-NCP Deep State, meant to derail the #Sudan Revolution.

*Statement from The Field Action Committee of the FFC on the attempts of the former regime & their shadow battalions to drag the country into a cycle of violence.”*
“The efforts of the former regime & its shadow battalions to infiltrate the groups of revolutionaries; & to plant some members of the former regime into their midst. The Committee also learned from its sources that the regime had distributed firearms to some of these groups.”
“This dirty scheme comes from the former regime to incite violence on a large scale by pushing these groups to fire live ammunition at the citizens & the regular forces. An attempt to drag the country into a cycle of violence in order to block the great revolution of our...
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With just this quote on the “negotiation process”, Malik Agar may have lost some “informed & trusted credibility” that they have accumulated for his SPLM-N faction over the past few days & weeks of their talks with the SPA & the other “non-armed members” of the FFC....
...Of course, he was PERSONALLY always going to be “asked by someone in Juba” to “return that favour” given to him wrt the TMC’s detention of his 3 SPLM-N “comrades” in Khartoum...comrades who were then deported back to Juba at “the request” of Pres. Salva Kiir; & who have now...
...been “based” in Juba ever since - hence the word “leverage”.

Incidentally, & regarding the “association & relationship” between the regimes in Khartoum & in Juba - Just WHO EXACTLY is that ever-present, & ubiquitous, “facilitator” called Tut Kew Gatluak?
What was/is his...
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1. Sudan’s economic crisis is a severe supply side crisis which the regime has tried to tackle by boosting consumption. The women in this video tells that oranges sell for the equivalent of 0.3 USD that is a price comparable to what you would pay in the UK
2. A country with high labour costs due to a per capita income now 40 times higher than Sudan’s that has to import oranges, that has one of the highest fuel duties in the world making transportation extremely expensive should not be able to match Sudan on the price of agri goods
3. This is able to happen because Sudan’s economic system is extremely broken. Sudanese agricultural producers should be able to massively undercut the costs of Agri goods in a place like the U.K. due to cheap labour, transport & an abundance of agricultural land
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On June 3, 2019, there was a massacre on the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

This is the story of that massacre, told through the phone cameras of those who kept filming, even as they came under live fire.

#BBCAfricaEye has analysed more than 300 videos from Khartoum on 3 June.

Using these videos, we can bring you a shocking, street-level view of the violence that was inflicted on protesters that morning and the 1st direct testimony from men who say they took part in this attack.
A quick note on the background to these events:

In April, Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir was toppled by months of mass demonstrations.

Since then, protesters had been staging a peaceful, round-the-clock sit-in along Buri road, close to military HQ.
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@fizzy_limes @AlbertoMiguelF5 @moehash1 @ReemWrites It is NOT about ”glorification of The Army”, as you may like to put it - we are South Sudanese, so why would we EVER “glorify” the “Northern Sudanese Army” that killed over 2 million Southerners for decades? It is about “reality” & about “emotionless pragmatism”.
Any Army &...
@fizzy_limes @AlbertoMiguelF5 @moehash1 @ReemWrites ...Police uniforms that were “witnessed” participating on the 3rd June, were there “just for that reason”; i.e. to be “seen & witnessed participating” as part of the subsequent cover-up propaganda drive to protect the RSF, (some) NISS & the TMC.
Bottom line - as...
@fizzy_limes @AlbertoMiguelF5 @moehash1 @ReemWrites ...Northern Sudanese”, you must NOW CHOOSE “Who you trust & need in your Security Sector; & who you do not?”
You have at least “8 discrete ARMED ENTITIES” in North Sudan; & NOT EVERYONE in your Army & in your Police Force are “Enemies of The People”. Because if they were...
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So what exactly are the details of the agreement that’s been made between the Opposition “Forces of Freedom & Change” (FFC) and the “Transitional Military Council” (TMC) in #Sudan?…
How did it happen? What guarantees are there that the TMC (& the FFC) will honour the agreement?

Dr. Amjad Farid of the SPA & the FFC, answers:

• The agreement states that 5 civilians (members of the FFC) & 5 military persons (not conditionally members of TMC, but could be...
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Burhan probably went to Uganda at this critical time for the TMC, including skipping the final negotiations with the FFC towards a Civilian-led agreement, to try & “learn just how Museveni has managed to stay in power in Uganda for over 3 decades; without having to hand over...
...power to civilians?”
Something that Museveni has managed to do for some of his rule since 1985, with International Community “military support” from even the USA?”

Short Answer - Museveni did it largely by creating “a distracting artificial threat of insecurity” in certain.. of Uganda. He then perpetuated & ratcheted-up that threat “whenever it was needed”; by using the “name” (& the mystique) of an alleged “warlord” called Joseph Kony. Someone who then became labelled as “a terrorist” in more modern-day parlance.
Kony being (allegedly) a...
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@_hudsonc ”Rome was not built in a day”; but it was still built.
South Sudan did not attain its freedom & autonomy in a day from the very same Khartoum-centred Arab elites; but it did once “the majority of its people” became enlightened & no longer fooled by the various Arab regimes’ &...
@_hudsonc ...their international allies’ propaganda. Something abit like what “The Northerners” are now experiencing.

A common enemy & a common purpose, ALWAYS remains a common enemy & common purpose to be overcome. It mobilises the masses within any “Revolt”; & especially when the...
@_hudsonc ...masses have everything to lose, & they everything to gain from “their Revolution”.

The TMC were/are the ones under pressure to accept the AU-Ethiopian mediated agreement. That’s why they had to sign pretty-much the very same deal that they had previously rejected via the...
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The FFC & the TMC Reach Agreement on the Composition of the Civilian-led Transitional Government in #Sudan; following AU & Ethiopian mediation.

“The inevitable is ALWAYS inevitable.”


A Sovereign Council (to replace “The Presidency” during the Transitional Period) to be made up of 5 civilians & 5 military personnel. One extra civilian is to be decided upon by both the FFC & the TMC. This 6th civilian could be, but not necessarily, a retired...
...military officer.

The military will have the Chair of the Sovereign Council (SC) first for 18 months; then the civilians for the final 18 months of a three-year long Transitional Period.

An Executive will be established to run the country day-to-day, & it will be made-up...
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Thirty years ago today, on the 30th June, former Sudanese Dictator & President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, was sworn into office in 1989; after a Military coup that elevated him into power.

On April 6th 2019, a popular “peaceful” civilians’ uprising & protest march...
...towards the Sudanese Army’s Military Headquarters in Khartoum, following increasing displeasure with Bashir’s failed rule for 3 decades, became quickly transformed into a mass sit-in site for the now popularly-known #SudanUprising.
Five days later on April 11th, Omer Hassan... was ousted from power by the now notorious, “Transitional Military Council” (TMC).

Amid increasingly more frustration within the TMC, who quickly began to violently show The People of Sudan that they DID NOT WANT TO HAND OVER POWER TO CIVILIANS as was demanded &...
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If al-Burhan, Hamadan Daglo, Kabbashi, or any other individual within the TMC, REALLY does so desperately NOW want to enter into “Mainstream Politics” & “Nation-State Leadership” in North #Sudan, something that they have clearly wanted to do since ousting Bashir on April 11th,...
...judging by their actions afterwards (although they STILL continue to pretend that they do NOT want to do that), then why-oh-why do they NOT JUST NOW RETIRE from the Military?! They can then “formally enter into Politics”, so that this charade can stop?

It’ll bring an end to all of these kinds of ridiculous, Bashir-esque-style, 20th Century sideshows, which they are now “farcically” engaging-in more & more regularly.
Let them NOW show all 40 million Sudanese, & the larger watching World too, that they REALLY DO HAVE “lots of...
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Dear @TMCSudan Members, Other Sudanese, & All of the Foreign External Actors who are STILL ROOTING FOR Omer al-Bashir & his “ruling-Arab-elites” NCP deep state,

“Fool me once (Bashir & your NCP deep state with Salah Gosh & his NISS), shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
“I do NOT need you anymore Omer & your NCP deep state. I can now make new allies out of all of those other ARMED rebel groups throughout the whole of Sudan. I can make allies of all of those who have detested your rule for decades. I can make allies of all of those who have...
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Dear @TMCSudan Members, Other Sudanese, & All of the Foreign External Actors who are STILL ROOTING FOR Omer al-Bashir & his “ruling-Arab-elites” NCP deep state,

“Fool me once (Bashir & your NCP deep state with Salah Gosh & his NISS), shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
“You will NOT double-cross & betray me ONCE AGAIN like you did before in 2008, Omer al-Bashir & Salah Gosh. You will NOT double-cross & betray me again after all of the “very dirty work” that I’ve done for you & your NCP over many years since 2006.”
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@YousraElbagir & @FT - In actual reality, the Bashir-NCP regime’s “ARAB” deep state, has not been recalibrated; nor has it been renewed. No! It has actually NOW been (& once again, just like it did before with the SPLA of the Late Dr. John Garang De Mabior in the South) come...
...under a “real & genuine existential threat”. A real & genuine existential threat that is (once again) far more “African-identifying” in its character & nature, & is well-armed. An armed group that the regime itself, created to fight the very same Southern “Africans” & other...
...Africans in #Sudan, on it’s behalf.
If “Islam” is the only means of “identity-association” & loyalty that the Bashir-NCP regime’s deep state has been banking-on with Hemedti & his RSF, then it simply is not going to be enough now to maintain their “Arab-dominant rule” in...
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Since Bashir’s ousting in April, this is one of the most “practically” sensible & insightful analysis from anyone, on the current crisis in #Sudan.
All individuals & organisations (both those engaged from inside #Sudan, & those engaged from outside) would do well, & be wise,... heed its content; & the warning from @_hudsonc. The consequences of NOT doing so, have already been seen via a “smaller”, but bloody, “taster” back on the 3rd June. The upcoming “main event” on the 30th June, will be even more bloody; if it is not addressed NOW in advance.
Very desperate people always do very desperate, & usually very stupid, things - & the TMC & RSF are NOW “very desperate” people.

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#Sudan 🇸🇩: Sudanese opposition groups are calling for a "march of millions" on June 30, hoping to retake the streets from the #TMC regime and #RSF militants.
#Sudan 🇸🇩: tomorrow (30-06) is the day...

#Sudan 🇸🇩: thousands of protesters have gathered in #Khartoum to protest agains the #TMC regime.

The streets of the capital are screaming for freedom.
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If the FFC, with the @AssociationSd & @SCP_Sudan, show any semblance of weakness, & NOW provide some wiggle room to the TMC within any proposed “co-share” agreement, then the TMC will grab it with both hands, & then later on, widen that gap to make it more substantial... their favour. It will have put the months of sacrifices made by millions of peacefully-resisting Sudanese - who have now been killed, raped & abused by the Bashir-NCP deep state - at risk. It will be very difficult to see how the FFC will then be able to maintain their...
...legitimacy, when they say that they have the much-needed “human-resource capacity” now at hand at this critical time. That doubt from “The People” in its self, is what the TMC will then pounce upon too; & then turn it into a self-tied noose around the FFC’s own neck. That’s...
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South Sudan has reiterated its interest to mediate the political stalemate between the Sudanese TMC & the group representing the protesters.

On Thurs, President Salva Kiir sent a delegation to Khartoum headed by his Security Advisor, Tut Kew...…
The team met with the military leaders and officials representing the Freedom & Change group.

Speaking to the press in Khartoum after the meeting, Tut Kew (Gatluak) said Kiir’s interest is to help restore stability in the Sudan.

“He [Kiir] said we are part of Sudan & that it is important for us to intervene & help find solutions to the current problems in Sudan, just like Sudan also helped resolve problems in South Sudan,” Tut Kew (Gatluak) said.

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