Sudan‘s army says it prevented a coup from a group of military personnel. According to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, supporters of former dictator Bashir tried to stop the “democratic transition” in the country.
According to the Sudanese army, all those involved in the coup attempt have been arrested, including 21 army officers. The situation is now under control, assures the Information Minister. The investigation of Bashir marrying in the military continues.
President Bashir was deposed by the military in 2019, after which he was sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. He is transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the short term, due to war crimes and genocide in the Darfur region. Since his resignation, Sudan has been ruled by a transitional government of civilians and military men, trying to achieve peace and tranquility in the country.
Quiet on the street
The coup attempt began early this morning, when several roads were blocked by the military. News agency AP heard from a Sudanese military man that military men wanted to get their hands on some government agencies and radio stations, but that this completely failed.
State television called on viewers this morning to oppose the coup attempt, but initially did not provide any further information about what was going on. According to international media, the street atmosphere in the capital Khartoum remained calm at that time. There are no reports of injured people.
Previous coup attempt
Last year, a coup attempt by former Secret Service members was rejected. It was then about the country’s former secret service men. Back then, the situation was back in control after a few hours.