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Sudan's prime minister, detained after coup, returns home

Oct. 26, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's deposed prime minister and his wife were allowed to return home Tuesday, a day after they were detained when the military seized power in a coup, according to a statement issued by his office. The release of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his...

Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Oct. 26, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The general leading Sudan’s coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan has powerful allies, including Gulf nations and a feared Sudanese paramilitary commander, and he appears intent on keeping the military firmly in control. ...

EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan's coup

Oct. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions...

The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Sudan on Tuesday

Oct. 25, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting on the coup in Sudan for Tuesday afternoon. Diplomats said late Monday that the consultations were requested by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway and...

Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Oct. 25, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister, and thousands flooded the streets to protest the coup that threatened the country’s shaky progress toward democracy. Security...

US condemns Sudan coup, suspends $700 million in aid

Oct. 25, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday suspended $700 million in financial assistance to Sudan following a coup in the African nation that U.S. officials roundly condemned. The State Department said the full amount of the aid package had been put on...

Sudan: Political tensions continue as protesters block roads

Oct. 24, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Pro-military protesters briefly blocked major roads and bridges in Sudan’s capital Sunday, amid growing tensions between the generals and the pro-democracy movement that fueled the uprising against autocratic former president Omar al-Bashir. The...

Thousands rally in Sudan's capital to demand civilian rule

Oct. 21, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in the streets of Sudan’s capital city Thursday, demanding a fully civilian government as the relationship between military generals and pro-democracy groups deteriorated over the country’s future. As crowds swelled in...

Sudanese protesters call for dissolving of joint government

Oct. 16, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets Saturday in the capital, Khartoum, to call for the dissolving of the joint military-civilian government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The protest could further increase political tensions in Sudan, threatening...

Sudan PM announces steps to move out of political crisis

Oct. 15, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister on Friday announced a series of steps for his country’s transition to democracy less than a month after a coup attempt rocked its leadership. In a speech, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok called the coup attempt an ‘alarm bell’...