By AWORI ESTHER LUCY & AGENCIES
KHARTOUM, Sudan-SHIFTMEDIA– Serious economic hardship is expected to rock Sudan following the Monday coup by a top General.
So far the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan until it restores civilian rule, similarly the World Bank has halted the USD$ 2billion aid it had promised to give the troubled north African Arab nation.
The United States also suspended the USD $ 700 million aid it had planned for relief and social support until order is restored.
The African Union, the US and leading world leaders have rejected the military takeover describing it as “unconstitutional”.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Monday ordered the dissolution of the government and declared a state of emergency, sparking widespread international condemnation.
Scores of demonstrators led mainly by leading trade unions have been in the streets since Monday. About a dozen protestors have been shot dead in the melee.
Under the recently formed Transitional Governance Council Sudan was expected to go into elections in July 2023.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok who was placed under military arrest, along with his ministers and civilian members of Sudan’s ruling council has been released but under guard.
The remaining governing council ministers remain under house arrest.