October 2021 Sudanese coup d'état
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. The coup also caused internet outages in the country.
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. 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.
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.
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- "Sudan failed coup: Government blames pro-Bashir elements". BBC News. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
- "Sudan's Burhan declares state of emergency, dissolves government". Reuters. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
- "Live: Sudan's General Burhan dissolves government, declares state of emergency". France 24. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
- "Sudan military reinstates PM Hamdok after deal". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-11-21.