/ 26 October 2021

A coup is underway in Sudan

Sudan Flag Against City Blurred Background At Sunrise Backlight
Sudan Flag Against City Blurred Background At Sunrise Backlight

The military has blamed political infighting for its decision to dissolve civilian rule, arrest the nation’s political leaders, and declare a state of emergency. Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his wife have been detained, along with members of the government. Where they are being held is unknown. They were part of a transitional government installed after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the military more than 2 years ago. Since then, the military under coup leader General Abdel Fattah Burhan had been in a power-sharing arrangement with civilian leaders. Reports say protests have erupted in several cities including the capital Khartoum. Airports are closed and the internet has been taken down. The African Union, UK, US, European Union, United Nations and Arab League have all expressed deep concern for what’s going on.

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