Sudan’s Military Seizes Power, Detains Civilian Prime Minister

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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”.

Internet, mobile phone networks and parts of the landline network have been disrupted since the early hours of Monday morning.

The Sudanese government had previously said it was the target of a coup attempt on September 21.

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