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Sudan

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

Date of Birth: 1960


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Hamdok wavers as his isolation grows

Having lost the support of the street and the main opposition groupings Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok faces some stark choices: appoint the ministers of his choice triggering a confrontation with coup leader General Abdel Fattah al Burhan or accept the new status quo of total military control...


Opposition grows to Hamdok's deal as military digs in

Hamdok and Gen Abdel Fattah al Burhan head of the armed forces made a 14-point agreement to end the 25 October military coup and restore the status quo ante but many questions went unanswered (AC Vol 62 No 22 General Al Burhan's power grab)...

Western diplomats' support for the deal may also have been influenced by the prospect of junta leader General Abdel Fattah al Burhan striking a deal with Moscow that leads to a Russian naval base in Port Sudan (AC Vol 62 No 18 Hedging the Eagle and the Bear)...

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Rebel advance drives a diplomatic flurry

Intervention efforts by the regional body the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) which is currently chaired by Sudan were derailed by General Abdel Fattah al Burhan's coup in Khartoum last month...


Burhan tries to negotiate after coup falters

A week after General Abdel Fattah al Burhan's coup and bid to disband the transitional government military and civilian rivals are locked in negotiations in the face of mounting national and international opposition to the takeover...

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Has the sun set on the Brothers?

General Abdel Fattah al Burhan's seizure of power in Sudan on 25 October backed not so discreetly by Egypt UAE and Saudi Arabia followed Sisi's route to power via an orchestrated economic crisis and coup...


General Al Burhan's power grab

Army officers led by General Abdel Fattah al Burhan overthrew the transitional government on 25 October and put Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest despite hundreds of thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets throughout Sudan five days earlier to protest against this eventuality...


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The street confronts the army

With his proclaimed dissolution of the transitional government in Khartoum and the arrest of the prime minister and other civilian leaders on 25 October the armed forces commander General Abdel Fattah al Burhan is defying hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protestors as well as several regional and international organisations...

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