Montag, 25.10.2021 / 14:14 Uhr

Militär putscht im Sudan

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Heute morgen gab es einen Militärputsch im Sudan, über die Lage berichtet der Guardian:

Sudan’s military has launched a coup, arresting leading politicians and declaring a state of emergency, as thousands of protesters who flooded the streets of Khartoum in opposition reportedly faced gunfire.

Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who headed Sudan’s power-sharing sovereign council, justified the seizure of power by saying infighting between the military and civilian parties threatened the country’s stability.

Footage shared online appeared to show protesters blocking streets and setting fire to tires in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman, as security forces used teargas to disperse them. Protesters could be heard chanting: “The people are stronger, stronger,” and: “Retreat is not an option!” as plumes of smoke filled the air. The internet has been cut and key bridges closed.

Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot last month unleashed recriminations between military and civilian groups who have been sharing power following the toppling of the autocrat Omar al-Bashir two years ago.

Members of a disparate alliance including warlords, military, militia leaders and former Bashir regime loyalists have been calling for the restoration of military rule, while several cabinet ministers took part last week in big protests in Khartoum and other cities against the prospect.

The prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was detained overnight and moved to an undisclosed location after refusing to issue a statement in support of the coup, said the information ministry, which was still apparently under the control of Hamdok’s supporters. (...)


As news of the coup spread, large numbers of anti-military protesters converged on key streets in Khartoum, pushing past barriers outside the military headquarters where clashes and injuries were reported. The information ministry said protesters were facing gunfire as they gathered near the headquarters of the defence ministry.

Images posted on social media appeared to show large crowds marching on Khartoum’s Africa Street, which runs from near the international airport towards the city centre, with the sound of gunfire audible in some videos. Initial reports suggest at least a dozen people had been injured.