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People gather around as smoke and fire are seen on the streets of Khartoum, Sudan, amid reports of a coup, 25 October 2021, in this still image from video obtained via social media. - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Sudan's PM Transported to Unknown Location After 'Refusal to Back Coup'

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Military forces have been deployed in Khartoum, restricting civilians' movement and using tear gas to disperse protests, reports suggest.
People are holding mass rallies in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, demanding a transfer of power from the military to a civilian government after Al-Hadath TV reported that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was under house arrest - as well as four other cabinet ministers.
The coup was reported just a month before the expiration of the transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, which assumed power in 2019, after ousting longtime President Omar al-Bashir. In November 2021, the council was expected to transfer power to the civilian government.
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17:30 GMT 25.10.2021
Sudan's Central Bank Employees to Go on Strike in Protest Against Military Coup, Country's Information Ministry Says
16:52 GMT 25.10.2021
UN Secretary-General Calls on Sudanese Stakeholders to Return to Dialogue Immediately
"The Secretary-General strongly condemns the ongoing military coup d’état in Khartoum and all actions that could jeopardize Sudan’s political transition and stability. Sudanese stakeholders must immediately return to dialogue, and engage in good faith to restore the constitutional order and Sudan’s transitional process", UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement in the wake of the new coup.
16:48 GMT 25.10.2021
US Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Head Warns Sudan Coup May Have Lasting Consequences on Bilateral Ties
"The Sudanese military’s takeover of the state apparatus is completely unacceptable and will have long-lasting consequences with respect to US-Sudanese relations. However, it’s not too late to reverse course and stop this attack on Sudan’s transition toward democracy", Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez said.
Menendez also called on the Biden administration to utilise every diplomatic tool possible to send a message to the Sudanese military that the coup is unacceptable and must be ended.
16:03 GMT 25.10.2021
White House Says It's 'Deeply Alarmed' by New Coup in Sudan, Urges Military to Release Arrested Officials
"The United States is deeply alarmed at reports of a military takeover at the transitional government [of Sudan]. We reject the actions by the military and call for the immediate release of the Prime Minister and others who have been placed under house arrest", White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
15:55 GMT 25.10.2021
Brazilian Embassy in Sudan Plans to Remain Closed Due to New Coup
15:54 GMT 25.10.2021
Egypt Calls for Restraint in Sudan After Military Coup
15:54 GMT 25.10.2021
UK Ambassador Calls on Sudanese Military to Release Arrested Politicians
15:22 GMT 25.10.2021
Two People Killed After Sudanese Military Uses Firearms to Disperse Demonstration in Khartoum, Doctors Committee Says
The Sudan Central Doctors Committee has reported that two protesters were killed and over 80 more people were injured by the country's military after they opened fire.
15:11 GMT 25.10.2021
Sudanese Soldiers Detain at Least 15 High Ranking Officials, Politicians, Source Says
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Sudanese soldiers detained at least 15 high-ranking officials and politicians on Monday, a source in the Transitional Sovereign Council told Sputnik.

"The authorities have detained at least 15 high ranking officials and politicians," the source said.
13:40 GMT 25.10.2021
Sudan Needs to Resolve Internal Issues On Its Own, Russian Foreign Ministry Says

"We are convinced that the Sudanese people can and must independently resolve internal problems and determine the path of their country's sovereign development, proceeding from national interests. The Russian Federation will continue to respect the choice of the friendly Sudanese people and provide them with all the necessary assistance", Zakharova said in a statement, published by the ministry.

13:16 GMT 25.10.2021
Sudanese Foreign Minister Unaware of Prime Minister's Whereabouts
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam Sadig al-Mahdi said on Monday that she is unaware of the whereabouts of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

"We have no information about Hamdok's whereabouts and the situation with him at the moment", al-Mahdi told Al-Mayadeen broadcaster.

12:56 GMT 25.10.2021
Forces for Freedom and Challenge Alliance Urge People to Protest Against Power Grab in Sudan
10:56 GMT 25.10.2021
French President Macron Condemns Military Takeover in Sudan
10:38 GMT 25.10.2021
US Embassy in Sudan Urges to Allow Civilian Gov’t to Continue Its Work
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States embassy in Sudan on Monday called for allowing the civilian-led transitional government to carry out its work amid reports about the detention of its members by the military.
10:24 GMT 25.10.2021
EU Expresses Concerns Over Tensions in Sudan
10:14 GMT 25.10.2021
Sovereignty Council Head Burhan Declares State of Emergency in Sudan, Dissolves Government
In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the military council, speaks during a military-backed rally, in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan. An African Union envoy says Sudan's ruling military council and the country's pro-democracy movement have reached a power-sharing agreement, including a timetable for a transition to civilian rule. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat said early Friday, July 5, that both sides agreed to form a joint sovereign council that will rule the country for three years or a little more. The sides agreed to five seats for the military and five for civilians with an additional seat going to a civilian with military background. - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.10.2021
Sovereignty Council Head Burhan Declares State of Emergency in Sudan, Dissolves Government
09:51 GMT 25.10.2021
African Union Calls for 'Immediate Talks' Between Military and Civilians Amid Escalation in Sudan

"Mahamat has learned with deep dismay of the serious development of the current situation in Sudan, which has resulted, among other things, in the arrest of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdock and other civilian officials. The Chairperson calls for the immediate resumption of consultations between civilians and military within the framework of the Political Declaration and the Constitutional Decree ...The Chairperson further calls for the release of all arrested political leaders and the necessary strict respect of human rights," the African Union said in a statement.

09:36 GMT 25.10.2021
US Special Envoy Feltman Has Left Sudan, Reports Say
MOSCOW Sputnik) - US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman who was paying a visit to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum left the country amid unrest there, Sky News Arabia reported on Monday, citing US sources.

Earlier in the day, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was taken to an undisclosed location by the military after he refused to support the coup. Several ministers, the Khartoum governor and other officials were detained.
09:25 GMT 25.10.2021
Sudanese Protesters Face Gunfire Near Military HQ in Khartoum
09:23 GMT 25.10.2021
Office of Sudan's Abducted Prime Minister Says Military Leaders Bear Responsibility for His Life and Health
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