World Desk, Amar Ujala
Published by: Prashant Kumar Jha
Updated Monday, 25 October 2021 to 11:16 IST
Another coup attempt took place in Sudan. The army placed the prime minister under house arrest. In addition, several officers were taken into custody. Protests against the government continue.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok
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Military forces on Monday detained at least five senior government officials, prompting the Sudanese Professionals Association to urge people to take to the streets. The Sudanese Professionals Association, a major democratic group in Sudan, says Internet and phone signals are not being switched off in the country. The two officers, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the arrests came two weeks ago at a time of rising tensions between Sudanese civilians and military leaders.
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Earlier in September, the army also tried to put pressure on the government. However, the military’s coup attempt was unsuccessful, fueled the most conservative Islamists seeking a military government against those who ousted the dictatorial former ruler Omar al – Bashir after widespread protests. In recent times, both camps have been protesting heavily in the streets.