Sudan: Former Leader's Allies Trying To Infiltrate Country’s Army

The Head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, the body leading a three-year transition to civilian rule, has blamed members of the former ruling party of trying to penetrate the armed forces to sow instability

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan told state media that efforts were under way to arrest those members of the National Congress Party who were involved in what he called counter-revolutionary activities.

He also refuted reports of friction between the civilian and military components of the transitional government that was put in place following the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir as president last April.

Bashir, was arrested after the coup and sentenced in December to two years for corruption in a social reform facility.

A pro-Bashir rally after the former president’s conviction for fraud in December 2019 in Khartoum, Sudan The political situation in Sudan remains precarious after last year’s political transition led to many once-powerful individuals, especially in the military, being sidelined