Sudan’s military dissolves civilian government, arrests leaders


Sudan’s military has dissolved the civilian rule and declared a state of emergency in the North-East African country.

The military also arrested the country’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, moved him to an unknown location after he refused to issue a statement in support of an ongoing coup.

The country’s information ministry announced that soldiers also rounded up several members of the country’s civilian leadership including Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, the governor of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Ayman Khalid and others.

Meanwhile, Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan, who had been heading a joint council with civilian leaders, blamed political infighting for the coup.

A statement from the information ministry on Facebook said the detentions were carried out by “joint military forces” and those arrested were being held in “an unidentified location”.

The ministry said soldiers had stormed the HQ of the state broadcaster, in Omdurman, and detained staff there.

Protesters have taken to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and there are reports of gunfire.

Military and civilian leaders have been at odds since long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown two years ago and the transitional government set up.

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