NEWS– Government Soldiers have arrested most of the members of Sudan’s cabinet and a large number of pro-government party leaders today morning in an apparent military coup.
The apparent military coup has throwing a fragile transition towards democracy into disarray and it may not be achieved in near future.
Our reliable source in Khartoum indicate that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok had been placed under house arrest and military forces arrested four cabinet ministers, one civilian member of the ruling Sovereign Council, and several state governors and party leaders but there was no immediate comment from the military.
The Sudan Ministry of Information said “joint military forces” had arrested civilian members of the Sovereign Council and members of the government and had taken them to an undisclosed location.
A witness saw joint forces from the military and from the powerful, paramilitary Rapid Support Forces stationed in the streets in Khartoum.
Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot last month unleashed bitter recriminations between military and civilian groups meant to be sharing power following the 2019 ouster of former Leader Omar al-Bashir.
Bashir was toppled and jailed after months of street protests and a political transition agreed after his ouster has seen Sudan emerge from its isolation under three decades of rule by Bashir and was meant to lead to elections by the end of 2023. .
U.S. Special Envoy in Sudan Jeffrey Feltman said the United States was deeply alarmed at reports of a military takeover of the transitional government in Sudan and called warring parties to a negotiation table.