Sudan’s military detains prime minister and dissolves government in coup

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from The Washington Post,

Sudan’s military on Monday detained the prime minister, dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency, in what could be the end of a democratic transition fought for by the millions of Sudanese who marched in the streets for the overthrow of longtime dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir two-and-a-half years ago.

The military takeover comes just days after the U.S. envoy to the region met with Sudan’s military leaders and warned them that American support for Sudan was conditional on sticking to an agreement that would see power put squarely in civilian hands this year.

Sudan’s top military commander and official head of state, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, appeared on state television at around noon local time to announce the new measures, but he did not specifically address the arrests of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other members of the government. He said the military was still committed to democratic elections by mid-2023.

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