The Sudanese military has dissolved the country’s transitional government and went on to detain top political leaders including current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. According to the leader, the coup was necessary to “rectify the revolution’s course.”
In a televised address, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan who declared a state of emergency also announced the dissolution of the transitional government and the sovereign council. He added that, elections will be organized in July 2023 to return the country to constitutional rule.
A statement released by the ministry of Information earlier revealed that, “after he refused to be part of a coup, a force from the army detained prime minister abdalla Hamdok and took him to an unknown location.”
Media outlets in the country also revealed that, internet services have been shut down in Sudan’s capital city, Khartoum. Additionally, international flights have been suspended following temporary closure of the airport.
Prior to this current coup, the transitional council, now dissolved has was established to steer the country back to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown. The said council was a power sharing body which includes the military and civilians.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the recent coup was necessary because of infighting between politicians within the council, overly ambition and incitement to violence. According to him, he acted to “rectify the revolution’s course”.