In Sudan, the army has taken over the command of the country after overthrowing the interim government.
The army has arrested the Prime Minister and other leaders while declaring the Emergency.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the council that runs the interim government in Sudan, addressed the country after the coup and announced breaking the power-sharing agreement between military and civilian representatives. He also announced the dissolution of the cabinet.
Announcing the 10 decisions, General Burhan said, “The peace agreement signed by Sudan in October 2020 in Juba and the promises made will remain outside these decisions.”
General Abdel Fattah Burhan has blamed the ongoing struggle at the political level for the army’s action. General Burhan was heading the joint cabinet with civilian leaders.
country in trouble
Protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum to protest this action of the army. According to reports, gunshots were also heard in the capital.
An interim government came into force after the long-time ruling Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power two years ago. Since then there was a situation of wrangling between the army and the civilian government.
Sudan is facing an economic crisis. He was getting help from the international community, but after the military coup, a cloud of apprehension has clouded over this help.
people on the street
In the videos of the protests that have surfaced, the protesters are seen putting forward the barricades. Demonstrators are seen approaching the army headquarters.
Protesters blocked several streets of the capital in protest against the arrest of the leaders.
“We are ready to lay down our lives to save democracy in Sudan,” a protester named Haitam Mohamed told AFP news agency.
Earlier on Monday morning, reports said that the army in Sudan had arrested several members, including the country’s prime minister and several ministers of the interim government. According to reports, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has been ‘house arrested’.
Sudan’s information ministry called for the release of those arrested and to halt attempts to overthrow the government.
After this there were reports that the army has also taken over the headquarters of the country’s government TV and radio.
Sudan’s Ministry of Information informed on its Facebook page that the army has also arrested an employee.
On the other hand, an adviser to the Prime Minister of Sudan told the Al-Arabiya channel that the coup had taken place even after an agreement with the ruling council in the presence of the US Special Representative.
The country’s information ministry told Reuters news agency, “The country is facing a complete military coup. We appeal to the people to stop military intervention.”
The US has said it is “deeply concerned” by the news of a coup in Sudan.
intAndNet closed, chaos on the streets
Witnesses said the internet was down in the capital Khartoum. In messages being shared on social media, angry mobs are seen burning tires on the roads.
The news agency Reuters quoted an eyewitness as saying that the army and paramilitary forces are stationed in Khartoum and the movement of people has been limited.
Khartoum Airport has also been closed and all international flights have been suspended.
Multiple coup attempts in a row
Pro-democracy groups say that the military carried out this coup in a systematic way so that it could come back to power.
This month, opponents of the Provisional Government took to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, to support the military’s take over.
Then on this Thursday itself, thousands of people marched in the capital Khartoum, showing solidarity with the interim government.
However, support for the interim government has waned in recent months as Sudan’s economy is going through a difficult period.
Political stability has not been achieved in Sudan since independence, that is, since 1956, and there have been many successive coup attempts.
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