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Sudan

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

Date of Birth: 1960


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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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Hedging the Eagle and the Bear

They met with Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan chairman of the Sovereignty Council Sudan's executive body and with Hamdok discussing a possible military partnership...


Between money and the military

But Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan chairman of the Sovereignty Council – which is military-dominated and above the cabinet in the hierarchy – insists the 'entire military economic capacity does not exceed $3 billion'...

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Khartoum's fractious neighbours

Regional alignments have changed radically since the ousting of Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and the National Congress Party regime in April 2019 and its replacement by a transitional government jointly led by General Abdel Fattah Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok...


Transition under pressure

Only two layers of the tripartite government agreed in 2019 are in place: the Sovereignty Council chaired by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan but on which the military and civilians share power; and the Council of Ministers on which civilians predominate except for the security portfolios of interior and defence...


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Border ructions escalate over Al Fashqa

Decoded Ethiopia's foreign ministry was arguing that the close relations between Sudan's military leader General Abdel Fattah Burhan and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi were driving Khartoum's handling of the border issue...

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Abiy risks more war

On 14 January General Abdel Fattah al Burhan head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council – the country's interim government – visited troops in the al Fashqa border area alongside the Chief of Staff of the Sudan Armed Forces Lieutenant General Mohammad Othman al Hussein and other senior military commanders...


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