Sudan’s ambassador to US on coup: General Burhan’s government is illegitimate! (E1075)
On this episode, we speak to Sudan’s ambassador to the United States, Nureldin Satti. He discusses the coup in Sudan which overthrew Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok just hours after US envoy Jeffrey Feltman was in Khartoum. He also addresses the economic crisis in a country where the majority are impoverished, the legacy of former autocrat Omar al-Bashir, economic ties with China, and much more. Finally, we speak to Philippe Lazzarini, the director-general of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). He discusses the agency facing collapse due to lack of funding, the impact this shortage has had on Palestinian refugees who rely on the agency for a lifeline, his message for Boris Johnson who cut funding for UNRWA, and the agency’s work in Gaza, where its schools were a safe haven during the Israeli bombardment campaign this summer. He also talks about the international community’s ‘abandonment’ of refugees, and much more.