The Prime Minister of the Government of Sudan is under house arrest…and angry in Khartoum

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While Khartoum witnessed today, Monday, series of arrests It affected a number of ministers in the Sudanese government. Sources told Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was placed under house arrest, after an unknown military force surrounded his house early in the day.

While Al-Arabiya correspondent confirmed the interruption of the Internet in the Sudanese capital, as well as telephone services.

Anger in Khartoum

In addition, she explained that a number of bridges and roads were closed in Khartoum, while initial images from the capital showed a state of anger expressed by a number of protesters who took to the streets and set fires.

The information indicated that at least 4 ministers were arrested this morning, as well as a number of officials from well-known local parties.

Meanwhile, sources from the family of Faisal Muhammad Salih, Hamdok’s media advisor, told Reuters that a military force stormed Salih’s house and arrested him early in the day.

as announced Minister of Industry Ibrahim Sheikh Also, military forces stormed his house.

Invitations to demonstrate

At the same time, calls spread on Facebook, especially by the Sudanese Professionals Association, to take to the streets in support of the government and the civil authority.

In a statement on the communication sites, the assembly indicated that there was news of a military move aimed at controlling power, calling on the Sudanese in all cities to go out to the streets to protect the gains of the revolution, and to confront any coup that might happen.

It is noteworthy that those arrests, which took place early today, as well as the siege of the Prime Minister’s house, came after a meeting that included Hamdok and Al-Burhan to discuss the proposals of the American envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman.

It also came a few hours after Feltman’s meetings with Burhan and Hamdok, and the first deputy of the Sovereignty Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as “Hemedti,” during which he stressed the need to resolve differences through dialogue and preserve democracy.

It is noteworthy that relations between the civilian and military component of the government have witnessed escalating tension since the failed coup attempt last September.

The two sides have since exchanged accusations and responsibilities for the economic, living and political crises in the country, but the intensity of the critical statements has subsided during the past days, especially after Hamdok put forward a solution initiative and dialogue between the conflicting parties.





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