Sudan state media report 'failed' coup attempt

A coup attempt in Sudan “failed” early Tuesday, state media reported, as the country grapples with a fragile transition since the 2019 ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir.

© Sophie RAMIS Map of Sudan

Top military and government sources told AFP that the attempt involved a group of officers who were “immediately suspended” after they “failed” to take over the state media building.

“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state television said, without elaborating. 

Senior member of Sudan’s ruling body, Taher Abuhaja, said “an attempt to seize power has been thwarted.” 

Another senior ruling body member, Mohamed al-Fekki said: “Everything is under control and the revolution is victorious.” 

Traffic appeared to be flowing smoothly in central Khartoum, AFP correspondents reported, including around army headquarters, where protesters staged a mass sit-in that eventually led to Bashir’s ouster in a palace coup. 

Security forces did however close the main bridge across the Nile connecting Khartoum to its twin city Omdurman.

– Two years under transition –

Sudan is currently ruled by a transitional government composed of both civilian and military representatives that was installed in the aftermath of Bashir’s April 2019 overthrow and is tasked with overseeing a return to full civilian rule. 

The August 2019 power-sharing deal originally provided for the formation of a legislative assembly during a three-year transition, but that period was reset when Sudan signed a peace deal with an alliance of rebel groups last October.

More than two years later, the country remains plagued by chronic economic problems inherited from the Bashir regime as well as deep divisions among the various factions steering the transition.  

The promised legislative assembly has yet to materialise.

The government, led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, has vowed to fix the country’s battered economy and forge peace with rebel groups who fought the Bashir regime. 

In recent months, his government has undertaken a series of tough economic reforms to qualify for debt relief from the International Monetary Fund. 

The steps, which included slashing subsidies and a managed float of the Sudanese pound, were seen by many Sudanese as too harsh. 

Sporadic protests have broken out against the IMF-backed reforms and the rising cost of living, as well as delays to deliver justice to the families of those killed under Bashir.

On Monday, demonstrators blocked key roads as well as the country’s key trade hub, Port Sudan, to protest the peace deal signed with rebel groups last year. 

ab-mz/kir

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

DNA Special: Are 100 crore Hindus migrants in Kashmir?

© Provided by DNA Today, we have a very important question. Can you call someone an immigrant in your own country? Can’t you go for employment in any other state ... Read more »

Channi pushes for holding Suwidha camps for quick delivery of services

© Provided by The Indian Express To help residents of the state get quick and transparent service delivery of public works on a single day, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi ... Read more »

40% think Britain's world standing will decrease if it fails climate commitments to poor nations

© Getty Images The report comes with COP26 only days away – Getty Images 40 per cent of Brits believe that the UK’s world standing would decrease if it fails ... Read more »

North Korea launches identified projectile, South Korean military says

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile towards the East Sea, South Korea‘s military announced early Tuesday morning local time. © Provided by Washington Examiner News of the launch, reported by ... Read more »

Destiny 2 players are annoyed with the current glimmer economy

Destiny 2 is one of those games with countless currency items that you use to upgrade and buy things within the game’s world. One of those currencies happens to be ... Read more »

Global power crunch buoys Brent crude to cross $86 a barrel mark

Oil prices hit multi-year highs, buoyed by recovering demand and high natural gas and coal prices encouraging users to switch to fuel oil and diesel for power generation Brent crude oil futures ... Read more »

Search for missing girl Cleo Smith suspended near Carnarvon as bad weather hits WA coast

© Provided by ABC NEWS The search for Cleo Smith, entering its fourth day, has so far failed to find any sign of her. (Facebook: Ellie Smith) The land search ... Read more »

Eid Milad, Gajalaxmi Puja: Banks in Odisha stay shut on Oct 19-20, details here

© Provided by Hindustan Times Eid Milad, Gajalaxmi Puja celebrations: Banks and other financial institutions in Odisha to stay shut on October 19 and 20 (Monday and Tuesday) in view ... Read more »

Apple MacBook Pro With Notch Display, No Touch Bar Launched: Check India Prices

© Provided by News18 Apple MacBook Pro With Notch Display, No Touch Bar Launched: Check India Prices Apple MacBook Pro laptops with new in-house chips have finally debuted at the ... Read more »

‘All issues will be resolved': Channi plays down differences with Sidhu

© Provided by The Indian Express A day after Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu posted on twitter his letter AICC chief Sonia Gandhi flagging his “13-point agenda” for the ... Read more »

Saskatchewan planning rollout as Pfizer requests approval for 5-11 age group

As Pfizer-BioNTech becomes the first company to formally request Health Canada approve their vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, Saskatchewan health officials say preparations are underway to rollout the ... Read more »

High LNG prices lead to massive cost to industries; will impact consumers

Industries which use natural gas as fuel or feedstock are bearing the brunt of record high spot market rates of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the global markets. The city-gas ... Read more »

Delhi sees wettest October in over 60 years, breaks 93.4 mm rainfall record

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: The month of October this year has been the wettest in the city since 1960 when the national capital had recorded 93.4 mm ... Read more »

Olivia Jade Brings Out Her Inner Sandy For ‘Grease' Night On ‘DWTS'

© ABC/Maarten de Boer Olivia Jade “Grease” night on “Dancing With The Stars” started off with an appearance from the OG. Olivia Newton-John virtually stopped by with a special message. ... Read more »

Teletext Holidays faces court action over delays to refunds for Covid cancellations, watchdog says

Teletext Holidays is facing court action over the company’s delays in refunding customers for trips that were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK’s competition watchdog has announced. © ... Read more »

DMart is continuing to do what it knows best but the street wants more

© Canva DMart is continuing to do what it knows best but the street wants more DMart is among the top 15 companies in terms of valuation as it crossed ... Read more »

Sunak must fund mental health system to tackle racial inequalities, psychiatrists warn

Ministers will struggle to deliver much-needed reforms to the Mental Health Act, including the tackling of racial disparities, unless the Chancellor invests in the psychiatric workforce in next week’s Spending ... Read more »

Kanye West Approved to Legally Change His Name to ‘Ye'

© MEGA Kanye-west-2019 Kanye West goes by many aliases like Yeezy and Yezzus, but now one of his monikers will replace his birth name. In September 2018, the 21-time Grammy ... Read more »

Trump sits for deposition in lawsuit brought by demonstrators alleging assault

Former President Donald Trump sat for a deposition Monday at Trump Tower in New York City that lasted “several hours,” said an attorney for the plaintiffs suing him over an ... Read more »

Walmart Is Already Offering Insane Black Friday Deals — Shop the Best Ones Now

© Walmart Black Friday is among the oddest of American traditions. We follow up a day of being thankful for all we have (and eating to excess, of course), with ... Read more »

Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional

The burning question going into the Glasgow climate summit is whether major economies can, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world in which humanity no longer ... Read more »

Sora from Kingdom Hearts is now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Sora from Kingdom Hearts is now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the game’s final DLC fighter. © Provided by Dot Esports He launches alongside the 13.0 update, which ... Read more »

Longtime ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale announces he has been diagnosed with lymphoma

Longtime ESPN college basketball announcer Dick Vitale announced on Monday that he had been diagnosed with cancer, marking his second diagnosis in about three months. Vitale, who fully recovered after ... Read more »

Last Chance to Shop The Best Halloween Candy Buckets, Boo Baskets and Treat Bags You Can Buy Online

© ET We are well into October with about two weeks from Halloween. If you haven’t gotten into the spooky spirit yet, it’s now time to start making plans for Halloween! ... Read more »

Lululemon Just Secretly Put Their Best-Selling Leggings On Sale

© Lululemon Lululemon has put its best-selling legging on sale in multiple colorways on a page that you might have missed before. Lululemon’s We Made Too Much section is filled ... Read more »

Man allegedly kept dead girlfriend in plastic container ‘to remain close to her'

Daniel Blas Torrealba, 21, and his brother Edwin Chavez-Blas, 19, are accused of covering up Destiny Munoz’s death. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office An Arizona man told cops he kept the ... Read more »

World's longest race? 3,100 miles around a New York block

© Ed JONES Andrea Marcato of Italy poses after winning the ‘Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race’, the world’s longest certified foot race, in the Queens borough of New York on October ... Read more »

Kerry says Glasgow 'last best hope for the world'

© Getty Images John Kerry is the US Climate Envoy America’s climate envoy John Kerry says the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow is the “last best hope for the ... Read more »

Inquiry report into Lord Janner allegation responses due out today

A root-and-branch report into how police, prosecutors and social services responded to allegations of sexual abuse against the late Labour peer Lord Janner will be published today. The Independent Inquiry ... Read more »

New SC East Bengal Coach Jose Manuel 'Manolo' Diaz Takes Charge With Eye on Kolkata Derby vs ATK Mohun Bagan

© Provided by News18 SC East Bengal will be playing their second season in the Indian Super League (ISL) come November with new coach Jose Manuel ‘Manolo’ Diaz asserting that ... Read more »

How often has a player scored a hundred and a duck in the same Test?

© BCCI Pollard won the Player-of-the-Match award for his quick-fire 2 for 8 against Punjab Kings © BCCI In a recent IPL game, Kieron Pollard was Player of the Match ... Read more »

PHL companies projected to raise worker salaries by 5.6% in 2022

© Provided by BusinessWorld COMPANIES in the Philippines are expected to raise the salary of employees by an average of 5.6% next year, as the economy is seen to rebound ... Read more »

First lady says the Bidens are "heartbroken" over Colin Powell's death

First lady Jill Biden said she and the president are “heartbroken” over Colin Powell’s death. The former secretary of state and longtime colleague of the president died Monday morning due ... Read more »

Right-wing media figures dishonestly use Colin Powell's death to question Covid vaccines

Some prominent conservative media figures on Monday dishonestly used the death of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died of Covid-19 complications, to cast doubt on the effectiveness ... Read more »

Art Acevedo: Ousted Miami police chief is pleading with officers to get vaccinated

As Covid-19 vaccine mandates stir controversy in police departments across the country, the recently ousted Miami police chief has pleaded with officers to get vaccinated. © CNN “We are losing ... Read more »

Predicting the 2021-22 Eastern Conference standings, playoffs

© Provided by NBC Sports For the first time in a long time, the Eastern Conference no longer looks like the little brother of the West. The East has quality ... Read more »

Derrick Henry's 76-yard run gives Titans 7-6 lead

© Provided by NBC Sports The Titans had 29 yards, two punts and threw an interception on their first three drives. They needed one play to go 76 yards on ... Read more »

'The Voice': Carson Peters and Vince Sherman's Battle Has the Coaches Going Country!

© Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Things got a little country during week 2 of The Voice’s season 21 Battle Rounds, and even new coach Ariana Grande was ... Read more »

Travis Tritt Calls Canceling Shows Due to COVID Rules a ‘Sacrifice I'm Willing to Make'

Travis Tritt Country singer Travis Tritt is ready to take a hard stance against COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates at concerts, and announced Monday (Oct. 18) he’s even going so far as to cancel ... Read more »

Woman waiting for tombstone to be placed on son's grave at Ector County Cemetery

Losing a loved one is painful enough. Imagine going to the cemetery to find someone else’s headstone on your loved one’s grave. Well that’s exactly what one family experienced. For ... Read more »