In Sudan, unidentified gunmen have arrested the prime minister and several other members of the transitional government at their homes early Monday.

The army and paramilitary forces have been deployed in Khartoum, meanwhile the capital’s airport is closed and international flights suspended.

The situation is described as a coup d’etat by the association of professionals. This spearhead of the fall of Omar al-Bashir in 2019 called for civil disobedience on Monday.

For at least a week, demonstrators have been calling for the departure of the transitional government accused of inertia in the face of people’s concerns. Supported by his supporters in the streets on Thursday, the Prime Minister has been trying to regain control in recent days.

The pro-civil coalition in Sudan on Saturday reiterated its support for Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, warning against “a rampant coup,” hammered Yasser Arman, one of the leaders of the Forces for Freedom and Change. And to continue: “We renew our confidence in the government and the head of government”.

Source: News agencies