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| 21 April 2024, Sunday |

Attempted Coup Stopped in Sudan – Reports

Tanks have appeared on the streets of Sudanese capital Khartoum in the wake of the coup attempt, according to media reports.

An unsuccessful coup attempt has taken place in Sudan, al-Mayadeen reports.

“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” media reported.

According to the Sudanese government source, measures were being taken to contain a limited number of people involved in coup attempt. The coup had involved an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital Khartoum, reports say.

The army has detained the officers who were planning the coup.

“The tanks blocked the road to the Omdurman Bridge in Khartoum next to the parliament,” media reported.

In April 2019, a military coup took place in Sudan, triggered by massive popular protests that began in December 2018 amid a deep economic crisis and declining living standards. President Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled for 30 years, was removed from power and later imprisoned.

At the end of August 2019, the head of the transitional military council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, took the oath of office as head of the country’s Sovereign Council. The new Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdok, was sworn in on 21 August 2019. The military and civilian authorities agreed on a transitional period for large-scale political and economic reforms.

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  • Sputnik