26 October 2021

Sudan’s military takes power and arrests the prime minister.

Sudan’s military seized power Monday (25th), dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister, and thousands flooded the streets to protest the coup that threatened the country’s shaky progress toward democracy.

The head of the military, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, announced on national TV that he was dissolving the government and the Sovereign Council, a joint military and civilian body created soon after al-Bashir’s ouster to run the country.

The general declared a state of emergency and said the military will appoint a technocratic government to lead the country to elections, set for July 2023. But he made clear the military will remain in charge.

The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency closed meeting on the Sudan coup late Tuesday (26th) afternoon. The United States, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway and Estonia requested the emergency consultations.

Source: https://apnews.com

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