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Sudan’s military dissolves cabinet, announces state of emergency (Al Jazeera)

Sudan’s military leader has declared a state of emergency across the country while dissolving its transitional cabinet and the sovereign council in a huge blow to the country’s already fragile transition towards democracy.

Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan made a televised announcement on Monday as thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the streets of the capital Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman, after soldiers arrested several government officials.

Sudan’s military dissolves cabinet, announces state of emergency | Military News | Al Jazeera

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Timeline: Sudan’s political situation since al-Bashir’s removal (Al Jazeera)

After weeks of tensions between military and civilian figures, who have shared power in Sudan since the overthrow of its longtime leader Omar al-Bashir two years ago, armed forces detained the prime minister before the military leader dissolved the ruling council and declared a state of emergency.

Civilian members of the ruling council and government ministers were also detained along with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, with a statement from the information ministry saying the PM refused to support the “coup”.

Timeline: Sudan’s political situation since al-Bashir’s removal | Protests News | Al Jazeera

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‘Utterly unacceptable’: World reacts to Sudan ‘coup’ (Al Jazeera)

World leaders and human rights groups have condemned the detention of several high-ranking Sudanese officials in what appears to be a coup attempt, as a senior military official dissolved the government.

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, a general who headed the Sovereign Council, a power-sharing ruling body, announced a state of emergency across the country and dissolved the council and the transitional government on Monday.

‘Utterly unacceptable’: World reacts to Sudan ‘coup’ | Protests News | Al Jazeera

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Sudan: Military coup feared as Hamdok and other civilian leaders detained (Middle East Eye)

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and most other ministers in the country’s civilian government have been arrested in their homes as part of an apparent military coup.

Soldiers arrested the cabinet ministers and a large number of pro-government party leaders on Monday, three political sources told Reuters, in what appears to be the gravest threat to Sudan’s fraught transition towards democracy.

Sudan: Military coup feared as Hamdok and other civilian leaders detained | Middle East Eye

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Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest: Report (Al Jazeera)

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was put under house arrest after an unidentified military force besieged his house early on Monday, according to Al Hadath TV.

The Sudanese network cited unidentified sources, and an independent confirmation was not immediately available.

Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest: Report | Politics News | Al Jazeera

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Sudan transition at ‘critical juncture’ as power struggle deepens (Zeinab Mohammed Salih, Al Jazeera)

Pro-civilian leaders in Sudan have called for mass protests on Thursday amid rising tensions between those in charge of steering the country towards elections.

The demonstrations have been called in response to a continuing sit-in staged since last week in front of the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, by an alliance of rebel groups and political entities.

Sudan transition at ‘critical juncture’ as power struggle deepens | News | Al Jazeera

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Sudan: Protesters demand military rule amid tough economic reforms and political crisis (Middle East Eye)

Sudan is grappling with the biggest political crisis in its two-year transition to civilian rule, following a massive demonstration on Saturday that brought thousands of pro-military protesters to central Khartoum, demanding the government to be dissolved.

The military and civilian groups have been sharing power in the east African country in an uneasy alliance since the toppling of long-standing President Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted by the army in April 2019 following weeks of mass protests.

Sudan: Protesters demand military rule amid tough economic reforms and political crisis | Middle East Eye

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Sudan PM says ‘serious crisis’ a threat to transition and country (Al Jazeera)

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has warned that Sudan is facing the “worst crisis” of its transition to civilian rule following the removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir more than two years ago.

The remarks on Friday came as the country reels from deep divisions among the civilian and military political factions that have been leading its transition under an August 2019 power-sharing deal with the aim of leading the country towards free and fair elections.

Sudan PM says ‘serious crisis’ a threat to transition and country | News | Al Jazeera

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No end in sight for civilian-military crisis in Sudan (Mohamed Saied, Al Monitor)

The head of the Sudanese military and chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has recently called for the dissolution of the transitional government, in the latest escalation against his civilian partners in the government, at a time when the country is hit by a severe political and economic crisis that may undermine the fragile democratic transition.

No end in sight for civilian-military crisis in Sudan – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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