Burhan strengthens his grip on power through new sovereignty council

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. © Stringer/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
By setting up a new sovereignty council, whose first members he announced last week, the putschist general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has taken firm control of the country's institutions and rid himself of a civilian component that had become cumbersome. However, appointing a prime minister remains a headache, and Abdalla Hamdok is still not completely out of the game. [...] (1065 words)
Issue dated 19/11/2021 Reading time 5 minutes
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