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Failed Sudan coup attempt contained: Ruling council member​

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Failed Sudan coup attempt contained: Ruling council member

Sudanese authorities have contained a failed coup attempt and the situation has been brought under control, a member of the country's ruling council told Reuters on Sept. 21.

Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup on Sept. 20 was due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly, spokesman Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman said.

"There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it," state media also reported.

A top government source told AFP the plotters had attempted to take over the state media building but "they failed".
 

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Precisely when Turkey signed a lot of great deals last week with Sudan and proposed to negotiate between Sudan and Ethiopia.
 

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Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was put under house arrest after an unidentified military force besieged his house early on Monday, Al Hadath TV reported on Monday citing unidentified sources.


No independent confirmation was immediately available.
A military force stormed the house of the prime minister's media adviser and arrested him early on Monday, family sources told Reuters.

 
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Sudan’s military arrests PM Hamdok, ministers amid reports of coup​

BY DAILY SABAH WITH AGENCIES​

ISTANBUL AFRICA
OCT 25, 2021 8:04 AM GMT+3
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok holds a press conference at the Council of Ministers in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, August 15, 2021. (AFP Photo)
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok holds a press conference at the Council of Ministers in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, August 15, 2021. (AFP Photo)



Military forces detained at least five senior Sudanese government figures and put the country's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest on Monday, officials said, as the country's main pro-democracy group called on people to take to the streets to counter an apparent military coup.

According to Al-Hadath TV, Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Information Minister Hamza Baloul, and media adviser to the prime minister, Faisal Mohammed Saleh are among arrested. The spokesman for Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman, and the governor of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Ayman Khalid, were also detained.

"Civilian members of the transitional sovereign council and a number of ministers from the transitional government have been detained by joint military forces," the information ministry said in a statement on Facebook. "They have been led to an unidentified location."

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA), a group leading demands for a transition to democracy, said there were internet and phone signal outages across the country. It urged the people in a press release to resist attempts by the army to seize power.

A possible takeover by the military would be a major setback for Sudan, which has grappled with a transition to democracy since long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled by mass protests.

Monday's arrests come after weeks of rising tensions between Sudan’s civilian and military leaders. A failed coup attempt in September fractured the country along old lines, pitting conservatives who want a military government against those who toppled al-Bashir more than two years ago in mass protests.

The whereabouts of Hamdok were not immediately clear, amid media reports that security forces were stationed outside his home in Khartoum. Photos circulating online showed men in uniform standing in the dark, allegedly near his home.

The arrests followed meetings the U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman had with Sudanese military and civilian leaders Saturday and Sunday in efforts to resolve the dispute.

Sudan's state news website highlighted the meetings with military officials. NetBlocks, a group which tracks disruptions across the internet, said it had seen a "significant disruption” to both fixed-line and mobile internet connections across Sudan with multiple providers early Monday.

"Metrics corroborate user reports network disruptions appearing consistent with an internet shutdown,” the advocacy group said, as The Associated Press (AP) reported. "The disruption is likely to limit the free flow of information online and news coverage of incidents on the ground.”

According to Reuters the Khartoum airport was shut and international flights were suspended on Monday, the Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV channel reported. There was no announcement from the Sudanese government on the status of the airport.

Sudan has been undergoing a precarious transition marred by political divisions and power struggles since the April 2019. Since August 2019, the country has been led by a civilian-military administration tasked with overseeing the transition to full civilian rule. The main civilian bloc – the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) – which led the anti-Bashir protests in 2019, has splintered into two opposing factions.

"The crisis at hand is engineered – and is in the shape of a creeping coup," mainstream FFC leader Yasser Arman told the Saturday press conference in the capital Khartoum. "We renew our confidence in the government, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and reforming transitional institutions – but without dictations or imposition," Arman added.

Last week tens of thousands of Sudanese marched in several cities to back the full transfer of power to civilians, and to counter a rival days-long sit-in outside the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum demanding a return to "military rule".

Hamdok has previously described the splits in the transitional government as the "worst and most dangerous crisis" facing the transition.

On Saturday, Hamdok denied rumours he had agreed to a cabinet reshuffle, calling them "not accurate". The premier also "emphasised that he does not monopolise the right to decide the fate of transitional institutions."

Also on Saturday, US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman met jointly with Hamdok, the chairman of Sudan's ruling body General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and paramilitary commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. "Feltman emphasised US support for a civilian democratic transition in accordance with the expressed wishes of Sudan's people," the US embassy in Khartoum said. Analysts have said the recent mass protests showed strong support for a civilian-led democracy, but warned street demonstrations may have little impact on the powerful factions pushing a return to military rule.

 

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Another coup?

Africa just cant catch a break LOL.
 

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Unbelievable.
A country should have uniform education system and everyone be given the same chances. A national language to unite them. People should be sent to schools in different regions and such for them to mingle and integrate.

Mesh the country together by having the youth mingle freely. That's the only way to create unity.
 

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Right after Turkey signed a lot of agreements with Sudan.

I expect the next African coup in Nigeria and Ethiopia: countries that ordered Turkish weapons.
 

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Sudan claim from FP: They waited for the US representative to leave​

In Sudan, it was alleged that General Abdulfettah al-Burhan was waiting for the US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman to leave the country to order the detention of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk.​

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Sudan claim from FP: They waited for the US representative to leave


According to Foreign Policy magazine's claim, General Burhan ordered the detention of Hamduk and other high-ranking officials one hour after Feltman's plane took off on October 25.

Sudanese military leaders openly told Feltman, whom they met on October 24, that they wanted Prime Minister Hamduk to change the cabinet. Feltman, on the other hand, warned the leaders at the same meeting not to interfere with the democratic transformation.

Look who the general who explained the coup in Sudan met 2 days ago

The US administration made a statement that they did not have the knowledge that the Sudanese army would attempt such an attempt after the military intervention.

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price announced that they had suspended 700 million dollars of aid to Sudan in response.

A state of emergency has been declared​

Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk and many politicians were detained in Sudan on the morning of October 25, and it was announced that Hamduk was released yesterday evening.

After the military intervention, the civilian wing of the government and many political parties called on the people to take to the streets.

After the call, thousands of Sudanese gathered in different parts of the capital, Khartoum, began to demonstrate against the military intervention.

General Abdulfettah al-Burhan announced that they had declared a state of emergency, the Sovereignty Council and the cabinet were dissolved, and a technocratic government would be formed to represent all sections of Sudan.

 
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