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“We are returning to a military era in Sudan, to war instead of peace,” complained Mgr. Yunan Tombe Trille, chairman of the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Sudan and South Sudan, in the aftermath of the coup, which set the country’s clock back two and a half years, when the dictator Omar al-Bashir was still in power after more than three decades.

“I believe that the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the action of the armed forces. Their request to the ruling politician was clear: step aside and hand everything over to the military. In the meantime, a state of emergency was declared and the Supreme Council, government and institutional offices were dissolved,” said the Bishop.  

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