(Another) coup in Sudan?

From the reports, both on wires and TV (at least AJ and SKY), it looks like Sudan will be a source of ongoing instability for the foreseeable future.

'Two years after Sudan's strongman dictator Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the military, media reports indicated a coup was under way in Khartoum early on Monday.

'Reuters quoted local media as saying several members of the civilian leadership, including at least four cabinet ministers, several state governors and heads of political parties, had been arrested. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was placed under house arrest, local media said.

'Reuters and internet activity-monitoring platforms claimed internet services appeared to be down in Khartoum.

'An Al Jazeera correspondent in Khartoum reported "telecommunications access has been restricted” in the country, “so it’s very hard to get information on what’s going on”. "What we do know for sure is that the minister of industry has been arrested. He put out a social media post just a few minutes before his arrest saying that there was a military presence outside his home," Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reported.

'Al Jazeera reported the arrested leaders included, “Ibrahim al-Sheikh, minister of industry; Hamza Baloul, minister of information; Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman, member of the sovereign council; and Faisal Mohammed Saleh, media adviser to the prime minister”.


 
How convenient.

'Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s military, said the day after a coup in the country that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is being detained for his own safety at Burhan's home.

'Burhan added in a televised news conference that the prime minister is in good health and would be released either “today or tomorrow," according to The Associated Press.'


 
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