The Sudanese army made a military coup. The country’s prime minister and members of his cabinet were detained. The Chairman of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency throughout the country. He also reported that the government and the Sovereign Council responsible for the process of democratic transformation had been dissolved.
On Monday, the Sudanese army made a military coup – reported the Ministry of Information. The country’s prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and most of his cabinet were detained. The military allegedly pressured the head of government to support the coup d’état, and if he refused, he was to be transferred from house arrest to an unknown location.
Sudanese protesters against the putschists broke through the barriers surrounding the army headquarters. In response to the demonstrations, the military was to open fire on the demonstrators. The Sudanese medical council reported at least 12 injured.
The state of emergency in Sudan
President of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, declared a nationwide state of emergency on Monday. He said the Sovereign Council that was responsible for the transformation process in Sudan and the government of Abdall Hamdok were dissolved.
The general assured that the army would continue its democratic transition until a new civil government was elected through elections. As he announced, these are to take place in July 2023.
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