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Sudanese Prime Minister placed under house arrest

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has been placed under house arrest by the army according to confirmed reports from Khartoum.

The military had earlier surrounded the house of the Prime Minister.

Mass arrests began in the country at night after the meeting of the head of the Country’s Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burkhan and Hamdok.

Among the detainees are the ministers of communications, information, finance, industry, cabinet affairs as well as the representative of the sovereign Council (from the Civilian forces) Muhamed al-Faki and the governor of Khartoum, Aynman Nimr.

Supporters of the main opposition movement, Forces for Freedom and Change have already called upon people to take to the streets and resist attempts by the military to usurp power

Al-Burkhan’s statement is expected in a few hours meanwhile.

The crisis in relations between the military and civilian forces has been ongoing for several weeks now in the North African country.

Attempts to resolve contradictions through dialogue did not yield the desired results.

This was after the representatives of the opposing camps brought their supporters to the streets.

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