International Response to the Accelerating Events in Sudan
The Arab League calls for adherence to the constitutional document, with Western countries calling for a halt to the current course of action.
The rapid developments in Sudan triggered Arab and international reactions after putting the Prime Minister of Sudan and the leaders of the civilian component partner in governing the country under arrest.
Today, Monday, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, expressed his concern over the developments in Sudan, calling on all parties to abide by the constitution.
In his statement, Aboul Gheit said that all the decisions regarding the transitional period in Sudan "must be respected" and elections should be held on time.
He also stressed the need to refrain from any measures that will disrupt the transitional period or destabilize Sudan.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation
For its part, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation announced that it is following the developments in the situation in Sudan, calling on all parties to abide by the constitution.
In its statement, the organization said that dialogue helps overcome differences in order to prioritize the people's interests and to "ensure their hopes of security and stability."
In a related context, Western countries and international organizations, led by the US, Britain, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations, expressed their concern over the developments in Sudan.
These reactions came after the Sudanese Ministry of Information announced on behalf of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, from his place of house arrest, asking the Sudanese to adhere to peace.
The ministry stated that Hamdok called on the Sudanese to fill the streets to "defend their revolution."
After Hamdok's words, the Sudanese Ministry of Information confirmed that a force from the army had arrested the Prime Minister and transferred him to an unknown location.
The US embassy in Khartoum called on those disrupting the work of the civilian-led transitional government to stand down.
We call on all actors who are disrupting Sudan's transition to stand down, and allow the civilian-led transitional government to continue its important work to achieve the goals of the revolution. (2/2)— US Embassy Khartoum (@USEmbassyKRT) October 25, 2021
European Union Reaction
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borell, urged all parties to return to the transition process.
Following with utmost concern ongoing events in #Sudan.— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) October 25, 2021
The EU calls on all stakeholders and regional partners to put back on track the transition process.
Sudanese Professionals Association
The Sudanese Professionals Association called on the Sudanese people to fill the street to resist any military coup, calling on the "resistance committees and revolutionary forces to activate the ground communication network."
⚠️ Confirmed: Internet disrupted in #Sudan amid reports of military coup and detention of Prime Minister; real-time network data show national connectivity at 34% of ordinary levels; incident ongoing 📉— NetBlocks (@netblocks) October 25, 2021
📰 Live Report: https://t.co/uVVZKchH5S pic.twitter.com/SoyZK2uYQ9
Declaration of Freedom and Change
Moreover, last September, a Sudanese military source said that "a coup group in Sudan tried to control the country."
Sudan has been experiencing a state of tension since a failed coup attempt last month gave way to a sharp exchange of accusations between the military and civilian parties, who are supposed to share power after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.