Top Govt Officials Arrested In Sudan In Suspected Coup

A military coup in Sudan may be underway with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other top government officials currently held by the nation’s military.

Abdalla Hamdok’s home in Khartoum has been surrounded by military personnel according to the international media. The reason for the military’s presence is yet to be known, but early signs show it’s for a coup and not for the protection of the Prime Minister as some people have suggested.

Witnesses have also said various top government officials have been whisked away to prison as the situation continuously looks like a potential government takeover. Some of those held by the military include Minister a and various government agents including members of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan.

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According to CNN, flight operations have been suspended in Khartoum and the internet connectivity in the country is slow and poor.

On the 17th of October, protesters had raised banners in front of the government office calling for a military takeover but a swift counteraction by protesters calling for a civilian government set the nation on a collision course within itself.

Since the toppling of President Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, Sudan has been ruled by a combination of military personnel and civilian officials in a Sovereign Council. There have however been calls for a replacement of the government cabinet after a failed coup attempt in September by forces loyal to the toppled President Al-Bashir.

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The Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) coalition has had internal cracks leading to the civilian government accusing the military members of the coalition of attempting to snatch power.

A reported military coup will put the nation against itself as supporters of the military and supporters of the civilian government go head-to-head.

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