The Trends Journal has warned for months that COVID-19 lockdowns will lead to outbreaks of violence in countries that were already unstable prior to the virus.
(SEE: “HISTORIC WAVE OF VIOLENCE, LOOTING IN SOUTH AFRICA,” and “COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS: COMPLETE POLICY FAILURES.”)
Gerald Celente, the publisher of the magazine, has long said, “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”
The Wall Street Journal reported that there have been four military coups in Africa this year, which marks a high point since the 1980s. There have been so many coups, Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, called it an “epidemic” of these overthrows. (SEE: “GUINEA COUP RATTLES SUPPLY CHAIN.”)
The paper said Sudan, Mali, Chad, and Guinea all had the perfect ingredients for a military coup: puttering economies and corrupt governments. The paper pointed out that Khartoum has seen inflation up about 400 percent along with a food shortage.
“The Sudanese people have shown very clearly their intense desire for reform and democracy,” Guterres said, according to Reuters. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized power after assuring a U.S. envoy that there would be no coup, but then traveled to Egypt to secure support from President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, who himself seized power in 2013.
The Sudanese general said the coup was carried out in order to prevent a civil war in the country, Reuters reported.
“My appeal, obviously, is for – especially the big powers – to come together for the unity of the Security Council in order to make sure that there is effective deterrence in relation to this epidemic of coup d’états,” Guterres said. “We have seen that effective deterrence today is not in place.”