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Key dates in Sudan's political upheaval

February 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

A group of people stage a demonstration call for the disbanding of Sudan’s former ruling National Congress Party (NCP), which was headed by ousted President Omar Al-Bashir, on 21 October, 2019 in Khartoum, Sudan [Mahmoud Hajaj/Anadolu Agency]

Sudan’s government and rebel groups in Darfur agreed on Tuesday that all those wanted by the International Criminal Court should appear before the tribunal, a list that includes ousted president Omar al-Bashir.

Below is a timeline:

December 19, 2018

Hundreds protest in the northern city of Atbara against soaring bread prices. Demonstrations spurred by a broader economic crisis spread to Khartoum and other cities in the days that follow. Security services respond with tear gas and gunfire.

April 11, 2019

The army overthrows Bashir, ending his three decades in power. Hundreds of thousands demonstrate to demand a handover to civilians.

Sudan's military removes al-Bashir - Cartoon [Arabi21]

Sudan’s military removes al-Bashir – Cartoon [Arabi21]

June 3, 2019

Security forces raid a sit-in protest outside the defence ministry in Khartoum. Opposition-linked medics say more than 100 people were killed in the assault.

June 16, 2019

Bashir appears in public for the first time since his overthrow as he is charged with corruption-related offences. He has already been charged with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.

July 29, 2019

At least four children and one adult are shot dead when security forces break up a student protest against fuel and bread shortages in the city of El-Obeid, opposition-linked doctors say.

August 17, 2019

The main opposition coalition and the ruling military council sign a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections.

August 21, 2019

Sudan’s new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, is sworn in on Wednesday as leader of a transitional government.

August 31, 2019

A judge indicts Bashir for possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption.

September 5, 2019

The prime minister announces the formation of the first government since the overthrow of Bashir.

November 15, 2019

The United States is working with Sudan on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official says.

December 14, 2019

A court convicts Bashir on corruption charges and sentences him to two years of detention in a reform facility.

January 14, 2020

Armed ex-security agents linked to Bashir fight soldiers in Khartoum for hours until government forces quell the revolt.