October 2021 Sudanese coup d'état

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On 24 October 2021, the Sudanese military caused a coup against the government in Khartoum. At least five senior government figures were arrested, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.[1] The coup also caused internet outages in the country.

An unsuccessful coup happened in September 2021.[2]

Later that day, Head of State Abdel Fattah al-Burhan declared a state of emergency and announced the dissolution of the government and the Sovereignty Council.[3] In a televised address, he stated that a new government would lead the country until the next elections, which will be held in July 2023.[4]

A month later on 21 November, a deal was made in which all political prisoners including Hamdok were released with Hamdok becoming prime minister again.[5]

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  1. "Sudan's PM and other leaders detained in apparent coup attempt", The Guardian, Sudan, 25 October 2021
  2. "Sudan failed coup: Government blames pro-Bashir elements". BBC News. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  3. "Sudan's Burhan declares state of emergency, dissolves government". Reuters. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  4. "Live: Sudan's General Burhan dissolves government, declares state of emergency". France 24. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  5. "Sudan military reinstates PM Hamdok after deal". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-11-21.