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Thousands of protesters have rallied in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, calling for the transitional government to be dissolved and replaced by a military administration. The demonstrators are angry over what they see as the current government’s failures to address the country’s political and economic problems. The protests follow a failed coup attempt in September and come amid deep divisions among the factions governing the east African country. Sudan has been ruled by an uneasy alliance of military and civilian groups since the toppling of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
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A coup d’état or just coup is the removal and seizure of a government and its powers. Typically, it is an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power by a political faction, the military, or a dictator.
Khartoum or Khartum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in Ethiopia.
Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.
Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.