Military Coup in Sudan, PM Hamdok and Ministers Arrested

This article was updated at 2021-10-25 12:39.
Sudanese military forces have surrounded Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok’s home before placing him under house arrest and detained several ministers.

Following the reports of a coup, Internet and phone services have also reportedly gone down while no local news outlets have been able to disseminate information.

“Internet connectivity in #Sudan is now severely disrupted with further cuts observed from 4:30 a.m. UTC, manifesting in a telecommunications blackout for many, amid reports of a military coup and the detention of senior government officials,” said Netblocks.

The Sudanese Professionals Association later posted on social media asking citizens to take to the streets in support of the government and the civil authorities but did not disclose further details.

Currently, bridges and roads were reportedly closed in the capital Khartoum while several civilian demonstrations have already started.

Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan has now announced that he has dissolved the Sovereignty Councils and Ministers while the Empowerment Committee has been suspended.

“We will continue the transitional phase to reach an elected government. We will continue to work to prepare the atmosphere for holding elections,” said Al-Burhan.

Hamdok, who was recently placed under house arrest has been moved to an unknown location after the military reportedly tried to force him to legitimize the events and arrests in the country, which he refused.

There are reports of clashes between civilians and security forces but there are no figures on how many were hurt or possibly killed.

This is a breaking story.


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