Coup in Sudan, PM, 4 Ministers Detained

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Sudan has seen a military coup, with several members of the transitional government being detained in their homes.

Unknown soldiers are alleged to have detained civilian Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and at least four ministers shortly before daybreak on Monday.

Although the Army has yet to issue a statement, pro-democracy groups have called for street protests.

Since long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed two years ago and a transitional administration established, military and civilian officials have been at conflict.

It’s still unknown who made the arrests.

Witnesses report that the internet in Khartoum’s capital is down, and photographs of enraged crocodiles have circulated on social media.

Witnesses report that the internet in Khartoum’s capital is down, and photographs on social media show enraged people burning tyres in the streets.

The army and paramilitary forces have been positioned around the city, preventing civilian movement, according to a witness quoted by the Reuters news agency.

The airport in Khartoum is presently closed, and international flights have been halted.

Sudan’s leading pro-democracy organizations have urged followers to fight any “military coup.” (BBC)

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