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Sudan's long-term serving Pres. Bashir removed from office in '19

Sudanese PM swears oath
Sudanese PM swears oath

KUWAIT, Dec 29 (KUNA) -- The Sudanese people have revolted against President Omar Al-Bashir's regime which was eventually removed, leading the way for an agreement between the military council and the protesters to appoint a government until elections were held.
Following are major events in Sudan in 2019.
Jan. 3: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir warned that the ongoing protests will exacerbate the problems of Sudan.
Jan. 7: Sudan's Interior Minister announced that 816 protesters have been arrested.
Jan. 18: three people, including a child and a doctor, have been killed in Sudan amid demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir.
Jan. 29: Sudanese authorities released all detainees held during weeks of anti-government protests.
Jan. 30: more than 300 of Sudan professors held anti-government sit-in at Khartoum University.
Jan. 31: Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir reopened border with Eritrea after being shut for a year.
Feb. 23: Sudan's President appointed Minister of Defense Awad Ibn Oaf as first vice president and former Governor of Al-Gazeera state Mohamed Tahir Aila as a new prime minister.
Feb. 24: President Al-Bashir signed a decree appointing Lt. Gen. Essam-Eddin Al-Mubarak Habeeballa as state minister at defence ministry, and Lt. Gen. Kamal Abdulmarouf Al-Mahi as chief of Joint Staff.
March 1: Al-Bashir handed over leadership of the National Congress Party to his deputy Ahmad Harun.
April 6: Thousands of Sudanese protesters gathered outside the army's headquarters in the capital Khartoum calling for Al-Bashir to step down.
April 10: The Sudanese Ministry of Interior confirmed the protection of protestors and called for a peaceful transition of power.
April 11: The Sudanese Defense Minister Lt.-Gen. Awad ibn Auf announced arresting of the embattled president Al-Bashir from office and formation of an interim military government lasts for two years.
April 13: Chief of Sudan's Transitional Military Council Lt.-Gen. Awad ibn Auf resigned from office, Abdulfatah Al-Burhan as a replacement.
April 17: Embattled Al-Bashir transferred to Kober prison in the capital Al-Khartoum days after the army removed him from office.
April 21: The Forces of Freedom and Change alliance in Sudan (FFC) declares a moratorium on negotiations with the military council and continue protesting until Hand over power to a civilian government.
April 21: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates handed a USD three billion aid package to Sudan aimed at stabilizing its currency and responding to the urgent needs of its people.
April 27: (FFC) alliance and the military council agreed on forming a joint sovereignty council.
May 2: (FFC) handled a constitutional document to the transitional military council to determine the next political stage of the country.
May 13: Sudan's public prosecution accused former President Omar Al-Bashir and other officials of conspiring and participating in the killing of protesters, money laundering, and terrorism financing.
May 14: Six people were killed and others were injured during clashes in front of the army headquarters in Khartoum.
May 15: (FFC) alliance and the military council agreed on a three-year transitional phase and the formation of a commission of inquiry into the violence.
May 19: Saudi Arabia announced crediting of USD 250 million into the Central Bank of Sudan within the framework of supporting Sudan in its financial and economic crisis.
May 28: Rally of Sudanese professionals calls for a two-day strike In protest against the Transitional Military Council reluctance to hand over power to civilians.
June 3: More than 46 people killed, ten others injured in clashes between protesters and Sudanese security forces during break up a sit-in, in front of the army headquarters in Khartoum, death toll later reached 60 persons according to Sudan doctors committee.
June 4: Military Council in Sudan canceled all previous agreements with opposition coalition and called for early election within nine months.
June 6: The African Union suspends Sudan's membership until a transitional civilian authority takes over the country.
June 7: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad arrived at Khartoum to mediate between the military council and the opposition.
June 7: Opposition coalition accepted the Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmadi's mediation in condition of establishing an international commission of inquiry into the killing of demonstrators and the release of political prisoners.
June 10: Four people killed in the first day of civil disobedience called by the Sudanese opposition forces in the capital Khartoum and Omdurman.
June 12: Ethiopian envoy to Sudan Mahmoud Drir declares agreement of opposition leaders and the Transitional Military Council to resume dialogue to resolve the political crisis in Sudan. 

June 16: Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir appeared before the anti-corruption prosecutor in Khartoum for the first time after his removal from power.
   June 23: Sudan's opposition coalition agreed on draft agreement put forward by the Ethiopian mediator on the sovereign council and the structure of the transitional government.
   July 1: Seven people were killed; other 181 were injured in protest in Omdurman and the capital Khartoum.
   July 4: Sudan's military council agreed to release political prisoners.
   July 5: Sudan's military council and its main opposition coalition agreed on a political accord as part of a power-sharing deal.
   July 12: Sudan's ruling military council announced it foiled an attempted coup aimed at blocking a power-sharing deal with opposition groups.
   July 17: Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have signed a final power-sharing agreement in Khartoum.
   July 27: Attorney General of Sudan charged senior military officers with crimes against humanity over their alleged part in the killing of protesters on June 3.
   July 27: All Sudanese schools suspended indefinitely amid mass demonstrations over the shooting dead of schoolchildren in North Kordofan state.
   July 29: The office of North Kordofan's governor announced a night-time curfew in four towns following the deaths in the central town of Al-Obeid.
   Aug. 4: Sudan's transitional military council and its main opposition coalition signed a constitutional declaration that paves the way for a transition to civilian rule.
   Aug. 17: Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement, paving the way towards elections and transitional government.
   Aug. 18: Sudan's opposition coalition named five people as civilian members of the country's sovereign council.
   Aug. 21: Sudan's ruling military council announced the composition of the Sovereign Council that will run the country for the transition period, consisting of six civilians and five military figures.
   Aug. 21: General Abdulfattah Al-Burhan sworn in as leader of the new Sovereign Council, while Abdullah Hamdok sworn in as Sudan's new Prime Minister.
   Sept. 5: Prime Minister Hamdok announced the first Cabinet since veteran leader Omar Al-Bashir's overthrow.
   Sept. 28: Prime Minister Hamdok urged US to remove Sudan from sponsors of terrorism list.
   Dec. 1: Prime Minister Hamdok arrived in Washington for relations development and cooperation between the two countries.
   Dec. 4: US Secretary General of State Mike Pompeo announced officially the exchange of ambassadors between both countries and the expansion of the diplomatic representation from charge d'affairs to ambassador in a move to restore relations between the two countries. After a 23-year hiatus.
   Dec. 8: Prime Minister Hamdok announced his country started to withdraw its force operating in Yemen gradually, reaching 5,000 soldiers after being 15,000.
   Dec. 9: Hamdok announced that Washington conditions for removing his country from terrorism list have decreased compensation for victims of terrorist operation from USD 11 billion to hundreds of millions only.
   Dec. 11: Khartoum hosted (Friends of Sudan) conference, aimed to provide economic and political support to the country's transitional government, with countries and international organizations participation.
   Dec. 14: The Head of Sudanese Sovereign Council Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan, chaired military and security meeting.
   Dec. 14: A Sudanese court has sentenced former President Omar Al-Bashir to two years in detention in a reform center over financial irregularity charges.
   Dec. 14: The Sudanese government and the Revolutionary Front signed an agreement to extend Juba Protocol until February 15, 2020.
   Dec. 20: The US took the first step towards lifting Sudan's name from its black list, by removing the country from a list of countries lacking religious freedoms.
   Dec. 23: Sudanese Prosecution began court proceedings in regards to crimes committed by the former regime led by President Omar Al-Bashir. (end)