Over 40 suspects arrested in failed Sudan coup

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Over 40 suspects have been arrested following a failed coup in Sudan on Monday.

The abortive takeover is believed to have been carried out by disgruntled soldiers in the Sudan military’s armoured corps.

According to multiple sources in the East African country, no group has claimed responsibility for the attempted coup.

The location of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is shrouded in secrecy as some fear, his life may be on the line. was not immediately known, but reports out of the capital Khartoum said solidarity songs are now being played on the airwaves.

After the long-serving head of state, Omar al-Bashir was deposed in April 2019 following a protracted protest which culminated in civil unrest, Sudan has been ruled under a power-sharing arrangement between the military and civilian players.

The transitional government has been under increasing pressure to end wars between rebel groups in the country and attract much-needed foreign aid to steer the country on the path of economic growth.

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The attempted coup in Sudan comes just two weeks after soldiers led a successful takeover of power in Guinea ending President Alpha Conde’s reign.

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