News from Sudan
In a televised broadcast, General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan announced that he was dissolving the Transitional Sovereign Council along with the country's civilian council of ministers, and declaring a nationwide state of emergency.
The correspondent of Al-Jazeera in Khartoum was beaten and kicked while covering the sit-in next to the Republican Presidential Palace, which was organized by the for Freedom and Change Forces (the National Charter Group).
Reuters reported that Facebook has shut down two large networks targeting users in Sudan for being linked to the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and being populated with people who were allegedly flagged as supporters of Bashir agitating for a military takeover.
The National Radio and Television Corporation issued a clarification statement in response to an article by the editor-in-chief of the Armed Forces newspaper, which contained accusations and incitement on television, accusing the NRTC of insulting the army, police forces and the intelligence service.
The Sudan 2020 Civic Space Report produced by SUDIA and the Sudan Civic Monitor comes as the first of its kind in Sudan. It presents the state of civic space in the country by examining the status of the four fundamental pillars of civic space - Freedom of Expression and Association, Rights of Association and Assembly, Non-discrimination and Inclusion, and Citizen Participation.