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Sudan’s sovereign council chairman declares state of emergency after PM’s arrest

Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Monday declared a state of emergency across the country, and dissolved the transitional sovereign council and the government.

The decision was made hours after acting Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council’s civilian component and several ministers were arrested by joint military forces, Sudan’s Ministry of Information and Communications said earlier in the day.

Since the announcement of foiling a coup attempt on Sept. 21, the tensions between the military and their civilian partners in the transitional government have continued to escalate.

Sudan is ruled amid a 39-month transitional period under a transitional government of military and civilian elements, which was established after the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. The transitional period is set to be followed by elections to form a new government.

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