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Sudan military seizes power, detains PM, Ministers in dawn coup
October 25 – 2021 KHARTOUM The head of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, has declared a State of Emergency in the country after the military seized power in a dawn coup in Khartoum today.
The Ministry of Information confirmed this morning that members of the civilian component of the transitional Sovereignty Council as well as a number of Ministers were detained. The joint military forces reportedly pressurised Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok to issue a statement in support of the coup. When he refused, he was moved to an unknown location.
Reports from the Sudanese capital say that the situation is tense as thousands of people took to the streets in protest. The Sudan Doctors Syndicate announced a general strike in hospitals except for emergency cases. The union decided to withdraw from military hospitals, and demanded the medics to take to the street. Employees of the Sudanese Bankers Association have gone on strike to protest the coup.
Sudan cities brace for Marches of the Millions today
October 21 – 2021 KHARTOUM / EL FASHER / EL GENEINA / ATBARA Sudanese across the country are preparing to take to the streets today in the Marches of Millions, as political divisions and divergences in demands and tracks prevail.
Marches have already begun in several cities. In Khartoum, the streets leading to the General Command of the Sudan Armed Forces, as well as major bridges have been closed, amid a heavy deployment of government forces.
The Joint Chamber of Marches of Millions for Civil Governance has called on the Sudanese public to fill the streets in all the country during the Marches of Millions on October 21 million to support the democratic transition and civilian rule.
At a press conference on Wednesday, the spokesmen for the Chamber, which includes 70 Resistance Committees and revolutionary, professional, and other bodies, demanded that the military hand over power, the formation of a revolutionary Legislative Council and the completion of the peace process, in addition to handing over ousted President Omar Al Bashir and his co-accused to the International Criminal Court.
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