DW News published this video item, entitled “Where to now for Sudan after failed military coup attempt? | DW News” – below is their description.
Hardly two years since the revolution, the promise of a democratic future for Sudan hangs in the balance. Tensions are growing in the country because of the rising cost of living. And the transitional government – which is made up of civilians and military officers – has been very fragile. The situation further deteriorated after military leaders blamed the civilians in the government for a coup attempt this week.
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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.
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.