Military forces arrest members of the government in Sudan – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

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The TV station also reported that the Prime Minister has been placed under house arrest, and quoted several unnamed sources, as I wrote Al Jazeera, who could not confirm or deny the information.

The event reported the arrest of four ministers and a civilian member of the country’s transitional council.

The Associated Press quoted officials as saying that the military had arrested at least five high-ranking government officials. The agency also reported that internet access in the country is prohibited.

According to witnesses Reuters spoke to, there will now be heavily armed Sudanese paramilitaries and army forces deployed in the capital, Khartoum. They restrict the movement of civilians. At the same time, demonstrators waving the state flag are burning tires in several areas of the city.

Al-Jazeera correspondent in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, says that mobile phone services in the country are restricted and that it is very difficult to obtain information about what is happening.

So it is unclear what is happening in the country, but the Sudanese Professionals Syndicate encourages all Sudanese to take to the streets and “fight” any kind of military coup.

Agence France-Presse and Reuters reported that the demonstrators blocked the streets and gathered to protest the events.

Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV reported that Khartoum airport is now strict and all international flights have been cancelled.

Earlier this month, opponents of Sudan’s transitional government took to the streets to demonstrate and called on the army to take control of the country. Tens of thousands also organized counter-demonstrations in support of the transitional government.


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increased tension

Tensions between Sudan’s civilian and military leaders have been rising recently. A failed coup attempt in September divided the country between conservative Islamists who want a military government, and those who ousted authoritarian long-time President Omar al-Bashir through mass demonstrations in 2019.

After al-Bashir’s resignation, the two parties agreed to rule the country together in a transitional government until elections scheduled for 2023.

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