Sudan: Resistance Committees postpone demonstrations against Al-Burhan's coup to Thursday: War is a hoax Sudan: Resistance Committees postpone demonstrations against Al-Burhan's coup to Thursday: War is a hoax

Sudan: Resistance Committees postpone demonstrations against Al-Burhan's coup to Thursday: War is a hoax

Sudan: Resistance Committees postpone demonstrations against Al-Burhan's coup to Thursday: War is a hoax  Hours before its launch, the coordination of the Khartoum Resistance Committees announced the cancellation of Wednesday's millionth demonstration, stressing that this comes in the context of "tactics to exhaust the security services" in addition to that "revolutionary action takes many forms, all of which meet in the final goal, which is toppling the coup. the military and the liquidation of its staff.” A statement by the resistance committees clarified that “the country is at war with the coup leaders,” describing them as “occupation forces,” noting that “the war is a hoax and that is what they did.”  And based on the statement of the Khartoum Resistance Committees, a millionaire was canceled on Wednesday, and a new million was announced on Thursday, heading towards the presidential palace in central Khartoum.  In anticipation of the canceled demonstrations, the authorities took the usual measures and closed many bridges and a number of roads leading to the General Command of the Armed Forces, which paralyzed life in the capital, and stopped a large number of institutions and shops. The resistance committees' move to cancel a previously announced demonstration provoked many different reactions. Observers saw that the move revealed new tactics from the resistance committees that paralyze and dissipate the ability and plans of the security services to suppress peaceful demonstrators.  Demonstration in Port Sudan The cancellation of Wednesday's demonstration did not include the city of Port Sudan, the capital of the Red Sea state, in the east of the country, where thousands of people took part in the demonstrations called by the resistance committees in the city, to demand the overthrow of the coup and the handover of power to civilians. The Sudanese Professionals Association called for participation in Thursday's demonstrations, to complete the goals of the revolution and build a civil state.  And he said in a statement: "The January 13th million comes to continue the processes of total change desired, and to complete the goals of the revolution in villages and cities, workplaces and displacement camps to build our civil state with our known peace." He added, "We call on the revolutionaries and revolutionaries to actively participate in the Thursday Million, to make it a revolutionary epic, the glory of our martyrs, and the shaking of the thrones of the revolutionaries."  In the context of the Sudanese crisis, it is expected that the head of the Integrated United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Peretz, had given, during the late hours of yesterday evening, a briefing to the UN Security Council, regarding the crisis in Sudan. During the past few days, the UN envoy presented indirect consultations between the Sudanese parties, in an attempt to end the political crisis that has afflicted the country since the military coup on the twenty-fifth of last October.  Peretz denied that there was a specific formula that he had prepared in advance, pointing out that two parties rejected the initiative, at a time when the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and the Sudanese Professionals Association rejected the initiative. The UN initiative was welcomed by the United States of America and a number of Arab countries, in an effort to find a political solution in the country.  Seven points The UNITAMS mission referred to seven points related to the consultations on the political process in Sudan and how to move forward for democracy and peace. The Sudanese Sovereignty Council announced, on Tuesday evening, the government's keenness to engage in dialogue with all components to get out of the country's political crisis. This came according to a member of the Council, Al-Hadi Idris, during his meeting at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Peretz, according to a statement by the council.  The council stated that Idris "stressed the government's keenness to dialogue with all components to reach a unified vision that guarantees a safe exit from the current crisis, declaring the government's welcome to the UN initiative to achieve stability in Sudan." Volcker said that "the United Nations initiative is a contribution to facilitating the process of consultation on the democratic transition," according to the council's statement.  The Sovereignty Council freezes the increase in electricity prices and the continuation of protests in the north of the country  He pointed out that the UN mission "does not carry a memorandum or draft solutions to the crisis, but rather takes place through dialogue with the Sudanese themselves." Earlier on Tuesday, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in East Africa (IGAD) put forward an initiative to "facilitate dialogue between all parties to find a radical solution to the Sudanese crisis."  The IGAD initiative came after the head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Peretz, announced the start of individual “initial” consultations with all Sudanese parties, in preparation for (unspecified date) consultations in which the main stakeholders from civilians and military would participate, according to statements Its Sunday and Monday.  Freeze decision In another context, and against the background of farmers in the northern state closing the Northern National Artery Road in protest against the lifting of electricity subsidies, the Sovereign Council announced freezing the Ministry of Finance’s decision to increase electricity tariffs in the agricultural, industrial and residential sectors, until it is presented to the Sovereignty Council.  The decision came after a member of the Transitional Sovereign Council appointed by the coup leader, Abu al-Qasim Bartam, held a meeting at the presidential palace yesterday, with the committee charged with reviewing the electricity tariff increase, which includes the ministries of finance, energy, agriculture and forests, in the presence of the designated governor of the northern state, Awad Ahmed Muhammad Qaddoura.  According to a press statement by the appointed governor of the northern state, the increase in the electricity tariff had significant repercussions and impacts on the political, economic and security conditions in the country, as well as its negative repercussions on the agricultural and industrial sectors. He said that the meeting decided to freeze this increase immediately starting today (yesterday).  "Insufficient" The protesting farmers of the northern state, on the other hand, declared that freezing the decisions to raise electricity prices is not enough, and that they will continue the sit-in and block the northern artery national road until it is completely canceled. The head of the Union of Agricultural Projects in Dongola, the capital of the northern state, Taha Muhammad Jaafar, told Al-Quds Al-Arabi that they are not concerned with procedural issues and freezing the decision to increase the price of electricity until it was presented to the Sovereign Council. He stressed that their demand is clear, which is the complete cancellation of the decision to lift subsidies on electricity, and that they will continue the sit-in and close the road until their demands are met. Last February, the transitional government began liberalizing several strategic commodities, including fuel and electricity, in addition to unifying the Sudanese pound's exchange rate against foreign currencies.  In this context, a joint meeting of the technical committees of the ministerial sectors in the Council of Ministers at its meeting yesterday, headed by the Secretary-General in charge of discharging the duties of the Council of Ministers, Othman Hussein Othman, approved the draft budget for the fiscal year 2022, which was presented by the First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Abdullah Ibrahim. Which raises questions about the legality of the move, following the resignation of the Prime Minister last week.  According to a press circular to inform the Council of Ministers, the budget depends on the state's own resources and aims to strive to achieve economic stability for the state to reach a sustainable economic growth rate, reduce inflation rates, and stability and flexibility of the exchange rate. It also seeks to improve the people's pension, the salaries of state workers and pensioners, and direct an estimated part to increase the volume of spending on health, education and other necessary services. The draft budget, according to the press circular, included a set of financial policies, the most important of which is enabling the Ministry of Finance to achieve its mandate over public money, address price distortions, control markets, create an attractive climate for local and foreign investment, provide sufficient production inputs in quantity and quality, control and rationalize public spending, and prioritize by focusing on sectors. Productivity.  The draft budget included a number of general guidelines, most notably achieving the requirements of the Ministry of Finance’s mandate over public money, identifying and electing medium and short-term national and state projects in order to remove development differences, remove bottlenecks in the production and service sectors, and review and improve wage structures and levels in light of the index of index numbers to maintain the level of real income. And the removal of inconsistencies in wages.  The Cabinet affirmed that the draft budget for the fiscal year 2022 derives its reference from the transitional constitutional document, the tripartite program for stability and economic development, the outcomes of the peace agreement, the programs agreed upon with the international financial institutions, the sustainable development goals, the outcomes of the economic conference, the strategic paper to combat poverty, and the executive plan for the priorities of the transitional period.  The meeting stressed the importance of making radical changes in Sudan’s economic policies, and that the budget would harness all the state’s capabilities to increase production for export, as well as mobilize internal resources and energize people to preserve the gains of the Sudanese revolution and include all the observations mentioned in the preparation and amendment of the budget report in preparation for its presentation. on the joint meeting.  The announcement of the budget approval, which was delayed for months, came in light of a governmental and constitutional vacuum that the country has been experiencing since the coup of the army chief on the twenty-fifth of last October. Against the background of the coup, Sudan lost an American grant of (700) million dollars, in addition to two billion dollars, in addition to the disruption of the programs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Sudan, and the programs provided by a number of donors.

Sudan: Resistance Committees postpone demonstrations against Al-Burhan's coup to Thursday: War is a hoax


Hours before its launch, the coordination of the Khartoum Resistance Committees announced the cancellation of Wednesday's millionth demonstration, stressing that this comes in the context of "tactics to exhaust the security services" in addition to that "revolutionary action takes many forms, all of which meet in the final goal, which is toppling the coup. the military and the liquidation of its staff.”
A statement by the resistance committees clarified that “the country is at war with the coup leaders,” describing them as “occupation forces,” noting that “the war is a hoax and that is what they did.”

And based on the statement of the Khartoum Resistance Committees, a millionaire was canceled on Wednesday, and a new million was announced on Thursday, heading towards the presidential palace in central Khartoum.

In anticipation of the canceled demonstrations, the authorities took the usual measures and closed many bridges and a number of roads leading to the General Command of the Armed Forces, which paralyzed life in the capital, and stopped a large number of institutions and shops.
The resistance committees' move to cancel a previously announced demonstration provoked many different reactions. Observers saw that the move revealed new tactics from the resistance committees that paralyze and dissipate the ability and plans of the security services to suppress peaceful demonstrators.

Demonstration in Port Sudan
The cancellation of Wednesday's demonstration did not include the city of Port Sudan, the capital of the Red Sea state, in the east of the country, where thousands of people took part in the demonstrations called by the resistance committees in the city, to demand the overthrow of the coup and the handover of power to civilians.
The Sudanese Professionals Association called for participation in Thursday's demonstrations, to complete the goals of the revolution and build a civil state.

And he said in a statement: "The January 13th million comes to continue the processes of total change desired, and to complete the goals of the revolution in villages and cities, workplaces and displacement camps to build our civil state with our known peace."
He added, "We call on the revolutionaries and revolutionaries to actively participate in the Thursday Million, to make it a revolutionary epic, the glory of our martyrs, and the shaking of the thrones of the revolutionaries."

In the context of the Sudanese crisis, it is expected that the head of the Integrated United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Peretz, had given, during the late hours of yesterday evening, a briefing to the UN Security Council, regarding the crisis in Sudan.
During the past few days, the UN envoy presented indirect consultations between the Sudanese parties, in an attempt to end the political crisis that has afflicted the country since the military coup on the twenty-fifth of last October.

Peretz denied that there was a specific formula that he had prepared in advance, pointing out that two parties rejected the initiative, at a time when the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and the Sudanese Professionals Association rejected the initiative.
The UN initiative was welcomed by the United States of America and a number of Arab countries, in an effort to find a political solution in the country.

Seven points
The UNITAMS mission referred to seven points related to the consultations on the political process in Sudan and how to move forward for democracy and peace.
The Sudanese Sovereignty Council announced, on Tuesday evening, the government's keenness to engage in dialogue with all components to get out of the country's political crisis.
This came according to a member of the Council, Al-Hadi Idris, during his meeting at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Peretz, according to a statement by the council.

The council stated that Idris "stressed the government's keenness to dialogue with all components to reach a unified vision that guarantees a safe exit from the current crisis, declaring the government's welcome to the UN initiative to achieve stability in Sudan."
Volcker said that "the United Nations initiative is a contribution to facilitating the process of consultation on the democratic transition," according to the council's statement.

The Sovereignty Council freezes the increase in electricity prices and the continuation of protests in the north of the country

He pointed out that the UN mission "does not carry a memorandum or draft solutions to the crisis, but rather takes place through dialogue with the Sudanese themselves."
Earlier on Tuesday, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in East Africa (IGAD) put forward an initiative to "facilitate dialogue between all parties to find a radical solution to the Sudanese crisis."

The IGAD initiative came after the head of the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Peretz, announced the start of individual “initial” consultations with all Sudanese parties, in preparation for (unspecified date) consultations in which the main stakeholders from civilians and military would participate, according to statements Its Sunday and Monday.

Freeze decision
In another context, and against the background of farmers in the northern state closing the Northern National Artery Road in protest against the lifting of electricity subsidies, the Sovereign Council announced freezing the Ministry of Finance’s decision to increase electricity tariffs in the agricultural, industrial and residential sectors, until it is presented to the Sovereignty Council.

The decision came after a member of the Transitional Sovereign Council appointed by the coup leader, Abu al-Qasim Bartam, held a meeting at the presidential palace yesterday, with the committee charged with reviewing the electricity tariff increase, which includes the ministries of finance, energy, agriculture and forests, in the presence of the designated governor of the northern state, Awad Ahmed Muhammad Qaddoura.

According to a press statement by the appointed governor of the northern state, the increase in the electricity tariff had significant repercussions and impacts on the political, economic and security conditions in the country, as well as its negative repercussions on the agricultural and industrial sectors. He said that the meeting decided to freeze this increase immediately starting today (yesterday).

"Insufficient"
The protesting farmers of the northern state, on the other hand, declared that freezing the decisions to raise electricity prices is not enough, and that they will continue the sit-in and block the northern artery national road until it is completely canceled.
The head of the Union of Agricultural Projects in Dongola, the capital of the northern state, Taha Muhammad Jaafar, told Al-Quds Al-Arabi that they are not concerned with procedural issues and freezing the decision to increase the price of electricity until it was presented to the Sovereign Council.
He stressed that their demand is clear, which is the complete cancellation of the decision to lift subsidies on electricity, and that they will continue the sit-in and close the road until their demands are met.
Last February, the transitional government began liberalizing several strategic commodities, including fuel and electricity, in addition to unifying the Sudanese pound's exchange rate against foreign currencies.

In this context, a joint meeting of the technical committees of the ministerial sectors in the Council of Ministers at its meeting yesterday, headed by the Secretary-General in charge of discharging the duties of the Council of Ministers, Othman Hussein Othman, approved the draft budget for the fiscal year 2022, which was presented by the First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Abdullah Ibrahim.
Which raises questions about the legality of the move, following the resignation of the Prime Minister last week.

According to a press circular to inform the Council of Ministers, the budget depends on the state's own resources and aims to strive to achieve economic stability for the state to reach a sustainable economic growth rate, reduce inflation rates, and stability and flexibility of the exchange rate.
It also seeks to improve the people's pension, the salaries of state workers and pensioners, and direct an estimated part to increase the volume of spending on health, education and other necessary services.
The draft budget, according to the press circular, included a set of financial policies, the most important of which is enabling the Ministry of Finance to achieve its mandate over public money, address price distortions, control markets, create an attractive climate for local and foreign investment, provide sufficient production inputs in quantity and quality, control and rationalize public spending, and prioritize by focusing on sectors. Productivity.

The draft budget included a number of general guidelines, most notably achieving the requirements of the Ministry of Finance’s mandate over public money, identifying and electing medium and short-term national and state projects in order to remove development differences, remove bottlenecks in the production and service sectors, and review and improve wage structures and levels in light of the index of index numbers to maintain the level of real income. And the removal of inconsistencies in wages.

The Cabinet affirmed that the draft budget for the fiscal year 2022 derives its reference from the transitional constitutional document, the tripartite program for stability and economic development, the outcomes of the peace agreement, the programs agreed upon with the international financial institutions, the sustainable development goals, the outcomes of the economic conference, the strategic paper to combat poverty, and the executive plan for the priorities of the transitional period.

The meeting stressed the importance of making radical changes in Sudan’s economic policies, and that the budget would harness all the state’s capabilities to increase production for export, as well as mobilize internal resources and energize people to preserve the gains of the Sudanese revolution and include all the observations mentioned in the preparation and amendment of the budget report in preparation for its presentation. on the joint meeting.

The announcement of the budget approval, which was delayed for months, came in light of a governmental and constitutional vacuum that the country has been experiencing since the coup of the army chief on the twenty-fifth of last October.
Against the background of the coup, Sudan lost an American grant of (700) million dollars, in addition to two billion dollars, in addition to the disruption of the programs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Sudan, and the programs provided by a number of donors.

The United States threatens Somalia with sanctions if the elections are postponed again  The United States threatened, on Wednesday, to impose sanctions on Somali leaders if legislative elections were postponed again in their country mired in political crisis and security chaos.  The US State Department said in a tweet on Twitter that " the elections in Somalia are already more than a year behind their schedule."  "The United States is ready to take action against those who obstruct its action if the new timetable set by the National Consultative Forum is not respected," she added.  Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Robley and the country's state governors agreed on Sunday evening to hold parliamentary elections by February 25.  Tensions between Robley and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed aka Farmajo recur, particularly over the organization of these elections. The latest escalation between the two men has raised fears that the dispute between them could turn into widespread violence.  Farmajo, who took office in 2017, expired on February 8, 2021, after he failed to organize the elections. In mid-April, the announcement of a two-year extension of this mandate triggered armed confrontations in Mogadishu.  In a calming gesture, the President of the Republic assigned the Prime Minister to organize the elections. But in the months that followed, disagreements continued between the two men. Last December, Farmajo suspended the prime minister's duties after accusing him of an "attempted coup" against him and challenging his authority, while the opposition called on the president to resign.  Elections in Somalia are organized according to a complex, indirect model, whereby state legislatures and clan delegates select members of the national parliament, who in turn choose the president.  Senate elections ended in all states except Galmudug, and elections began in early November to select members of the House of Representatives.  Many observers believe that the crisis within the authority and the electoral impasse are distracting attention from more important issues in Somalia, in particular the insurgency led by the jihadist movement Al-Shabab since 2007.

The United States threatens Somalia with sanctions if the elections are postponed again


The United States threatened, on Wednesday, to impose sanctions on Somali leaders if legislative elections were postponed again in their country mired in political crisis and security chaos.

The US State Department said in a tweet on Twitter that " the elections in Somalia are already more than a year behind their schedule."

"The United States is ready to take action against those who obstruct its action if the new timetable set by the National Consultative Forum is not respected," she added.

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Robley and the country's state governors agreed on Sunday evening to hold parliamentary elections by February 25.

Tensions between Robley and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed aka Farmajo recur, particularly over the organization of these elections. The latest escalation between the two men has raised fears that the dispute between them could turn into widespread violence.

Farmajo, who took office in 2017, expired on February 8, 2021, after he failed to organize the elections. In mid-April, the announcement of a two-year extension of this mandate triggered armed confrontations in Mogadishu.

In a calming gesture, the President of the Republic assigned the Prime Minister to organize the elections. But in the months that followed, disagreements continued between the two men. Last December, Farmajo suspended the prime minister's duties after accusing him of an "attempted coup" against him and challenging his authority, while the opposition called on the president to resign.

Elections in Somalia are organized according to a complex, indirect model, whereby state legislatures and clan delegates select members of the national parliament, who in turn choose the president.

Senate elections ended in all states except Galmudug, and elections began in early November to select members of the House of Representatives.

Many observers believe that the crisis within the authority and the electoral impasse are distracting attention from more important issues in Somalia, in particular the insurgency led by the jihadist movement Al-Shabab since 2007.

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