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The Military Nonsense In Sudan, By Ozodinukwe Okenwa – The Maravi Post



When two years ago the Sudanese people bravely organized a spontaneous revolution that ended three decades of brutal dictatorship led by Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir the global democratic community heaved a sigh of relief that another barbaric bloody dictator (wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court) had fallen by the way side. The glory of that revolution was however stolen as it were by the military (much like in Mali) that helped in achieving a protracted gory civilian insurrection that lasted for weeks culminating in loss of precious lives and destruction of properties.

Following the deposition of Gen. Bashir a power-sharing arrangement (diarchy) was reached between the Generals and the triumphant civil society groups. Abdallah Hamdok was appointed the Prime Minister and he formed a transitional government comprising of the military and civilians. The power-sharing pact specified the roles to be played by each party with the ultimate goal being the organization of a credible free and fair general election.

The signed document equally made it clear that the Generals would lead the transitional government for eighteen months and the remaining 18 months are to be led by the civilians. Under normal circumstances the military led by Abdel Fattah Abdelrahmane al-Burhan ought to hand over the presidency of the transitional sovereign government to the civilians by November 17th. The process ought to conclude in three years period.

Shockingly however, the Generals, last Monday, moved swiftly against the Prime Minister and the other civilian executives by arresting all of them in a dawn military operation. Lo and behold chaos had set in! The Internet and other communication networks had been shut down.

Gen. al-Burhan appeared briefly on the state television where he imperially declared the end of the diarchy decreeing a state of emergency. It was a bombshell! The Head of the military junta had claimed in the national broadcast that the Sudanese politicians were divided and this division led to the dissolution of the transitional government.

Reactions from the international community had been pouring in, most condemning in strong terms the glorified coup d’etat. The US announced that it had put on hold the millions of Dollars destined for Sudan. And it called for the immediate unconditional release of PM Hamdok and other government officials arrested and detained. 

The UN, EU, AU were all united in condemning the putsch imploring the Generals to free their executive hostages and arrange for a dialogue. 

The streets in Khartoum and other cities in the country had witnessed demonstrations with protesters chanting ‘No Return To The Past!’ Close to dozen of them had been killed and hundreds more wounded! The Sudanese army and the militias loyal to the Generals were shooting protesters with live bullets!

And in a press conference that followed his first public intervention after the coup d’etat Gen. al-Burhan hd announced that the deposed PM Hamdok was safely in his (al-Burhan) residence for his own security. He equally claimed that the PM shared the fears of the military over the threat to the national security.

Describing the military action as “rectification” of the transitional trajectory the strongman was obviously under intense international pressure to be conciliatory in his rhetorics and act responsibly to avoid the worst scenario playing out.

Breaking news had since reported that PM Hamdok had been brought back to his house in what amounted to a house arrest. He had since spoken on telephone with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.

The diarchical transitional system put in place post-Bashir was bound to produce friction and tension. It was akin to negotiating a leadership of the jungle between lions and sheep. Alas, the lions have taken over their jungle by feasting on the sheep!

The apparent naivety of the international community in negotiating the cohabitation is deplorable. An impressive interposing counter force should have been arranged to accompany the process protecting the civilian transition team till full-blown democracy is eventually restored. 

Condemnations, threats and sanctions may not do much to bring down the Jackboot. What might work remains a coordinated global military intervention led by America and her European allies.

The days and weeks ahead would be crucial and decisive for the future of Sudan. The civil society groups have called for general strike, civil disobedience. And roads and highways are blocked. Sudan is currently paralysed. Saturday is slated for a million-man march across the country.

The notorious allies of the Generals in power (notably Egypt and UAE) must be called upon to apply pressure on the coup plotters to negotiate their exit from power. Otherwise another violent revolution is imminent! And this time Generals al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (alias Emety) would be victims.

In a country where economic hardship has been accentuated by the secession of oil-rich South Sudan following years of bloody conflict and war thereby shrinking the oil and gas revenues it is only a sound democratic leadership that is capable of offering lasting solution to the deteriorating social conditions under which the Sudanese live.

We, therefore, call on the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, the African Union and other regional bodies to unify their forces and efforts to end the military nonsense in Sudan. Democracy (and not diarchy or despotism) must be made to prevail in Khartoum.

SOC Okenwa

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Hawkeye Marvel Movie 2021 Release Date, Where To Watch Online Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar




The ‘Hawkeye’ is the latest release which is in the limelight because of the story. As per the details, the stream of this film is available on several platforms that we going to discuss here. After the release of ‘Hawkeye’, there are many peoples who waiting for it.

Hawkeye’ 2021 Online Free

We can tell the way from which you will be able to watch the streaming of this brilliant movie. So let’s begin the article which is important to know and you will get all the details. We will explore all the things and solve your queries regarding ‘Hawkeye’ streaming.

Hawkeye Marvel Movie 2021 Release Date

Talking about the cast then we want to tell you some information. There are many things. There are several names of star cast which is definitely important to be discussed and we will tell you briefly about it. This star cast will become the reason behind its upcoming popularity. If you want to know the details then you will see an amazing level of popularity in the upcoming days.

  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop / Hawkeye
  • Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop
  • Fra Fee as Kazi
  • Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne
  • Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez
  • Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez / Echo
  • Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova / Black Widow
  • How many episodes is Hawkeye?
  • Hawkeye consists of six episodes.

The film was released and on the official platform of the movies. It got an amazing level of popularity over the period of time. After the release, there are many fans appear who eagerly want to watch the story on their screen. Currently, it is getting such huge popularity over the period of time. Definitely you check on IMDB.

Now comes the very important detail which is about how to watch the live stream of the movies. So on the basis of available details, you can watch the streaming on Amazon prime video.

Also, you can rate the movie and share your feedback regarding the entertainment how much enjoyed it. However, if you want to watch it for free then must be you can bookmark the page in your browser. So stay tuned with us and get all the details.

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Infinix Note 11S & Zero 5G Launch Soon in India Check Price, Specification and Features, Images




The Hong-Kong based smartphone company, Infinix is all set to appear with two new smartphones in the Indian market soon. There are some expectations that the smartphone company is going to launch two new smartphones in the Indian smartphone market – Infinix Note 11S and there are some speculations that the next 5G smartphone of the company is Zero 5G that will also be launched in the Indian market.

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According to the sources, the Infinix Note 11S has already made its launching in Thailand. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC and the same processors that give power the Note 11 series.

Infinix Note 11S & Zero 5G Launch Soon in India

CEO of Infinix, Anish Kapoor teased the launching of the Note 11S on Twitter. He wrote,” The World is a battlefield, it’s time to #ChooseYourWeapon and own the game! For all the gamers in the house, get ready because there is something special coming soon”. Along with this, he also provided some glimpses of the Infinix Note 11S on Twitter.

Along with the Note 11S, there are some speculations that the Infinix Zero 5G is also ready to launch in India soon. A well-known tipster named Tech Arena24 gave the name on Youtube after spotting the smartphone with model number X61815 and it could be called Infinix Zero 5G.

Some expectations are revealing that the smartphone will have a Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset. So, let’s talk more about that smartphone.

Infinix Note 11S: Specification and Features

As per the sources, the Infinix Note 11S comes with a 6.95-inch IPS LCD display with a high refresh rate of 120Hz and 180Hz touch sampling rate. Along with this, the Infinix Note 11S is also powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC paired that paired with 8GB of RAM and has a storage of 128GB. It runs on an Android 11 with an XOS 10 skin on the top.

With all of this, the smartphone has features of a triple camera including a 50-megapixel, a 2-megapixel, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a punch-hole display on the top of the screen in which, a 16-megapixel camera is fitted.

If we talk about the connectivity option of the smartphone so, it comes with a 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and many more. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor in the smartphone with a microSD card to expand the storage including a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.

Infinix Note 11S: Price in India

Well, the Infinix Note 11S has been launched in Thailand at THB 6,999 (roughly Rs. 15,700) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Along with this, the smartphone will available in Haze Green, Symphony Cyan, and Mithril Gray option.

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Embattled NOCMA deputy boss Buluma faces probe over “Wasteful MK3.9m security details” – The Maravi Post




By Thandie Chadzandiyani

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) deputy chief executive officer Helen Buluma has been given seven days to respond to allegations that the institution is draining K3.9 million monthly on her security detail by the Office of the Ombudsman.

The action by the Ombudsman follows a complaint from Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that Buluma and her residence are guarded by armed police officers and private bodyguards outside her entitlement.

In a letter Reference OMB-LL-2021-357, dated November 22, 2021 titled ‘Investigations Into Allegations of Abuse of Office and Acts of Maladministration by Nocma deputy CEO, Ombudsman Grace Malera instructs Buluma to respond to the allegations by December 2 2021.

The copy of Nocma employees’ Conditions of Service, the State oil firm’s CEO and the deputy are entitled to a day security guard and two night security guards plus an alarm or rapid response system.

Reads the Ombudsman’s letter, in part: “ In particular, you are to respond to the issues relating to allegations in relation to abuse of office by yourself as deputy chief executive officer in getting security detail not in line with your entitlements, provide information and supporting documents relating to your entitlement where the issue of security for your person and your residence is concerned,

“lf, indeed, you are getting security details as per the allegations in the complaint, explain the authority under which the same benefit is being accorded to you and, if, indeed, you ore getting security details as per the allegations, provide information as to how such services are being paid for—whether the services are being charged to Nocma and why?”

However Buluma could not be reached on her mobile phone and she also did not respond to any question.

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