State of emergency declared in Sudan, government dissolved after military coup and PM arrest

The head of Sudan’s ruling council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has announced the dissolution of the transitional sovereign council and the government, enacting a state of emergency amid a military coup after PM’s arrest.

In a statement delivered on Monday, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of a Sovereign Council of military and civilian members which runs the country, declared a state of emergency and dissolved the government.

Following the arrest of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other officials by troops, Burhan stated that the military would oversee the remainder of Sudan’s transition to democracy and will hand over to a democratically elected government.

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