Monday, December 6, 2021

Sudan Prime Minister under house arrest as coup underway

Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has been placed under house arrest after military personnel stormed his residence.

Internet services in the capital Khartoum have been disrupted with a coup reported to be underway as confirmed by local media sources.

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The news could roll back the gains the country has done to attain democracy following the Coup of then President Omar al-Bashir that was first characterized by mass protest.

Tension followed then after welcoming the new transition government that led to an unsuccessful coup in September staged by the Islamists who demand a position in the military after assisting to bring down former President Omar al-bashir.

Both the military and the Islamists took to the streets on Monday causing tension before a move was made capturing the house of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.

Four other government officials were also put under house arrest alongside the Prime Minister and they include Ibrahim al-Sheikh (Industry Minister), Hamza Baloul (Information Minister), Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman (member of transition government), and Faisal Mohammed Saleh (Media advisor to the Prime Minister).

It is however not clear on the state of the Prime Minister but satellite images showed a number of armed men outside his house.

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