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Graphic shows selected timeline of events since the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir.


اعتقال قادة السودان في انقلاب عسكري

October 25, 2021 - استولى الجيش السوداني على السلطة يوم الاثنين وحل الحكومة الانتقالية بعد ساعات من اعتقال القوات رئيس الوزراء بالوكالة ومسؤولين آخرين. تدفق الآلاف إلى الشوارع للاحتجاج على الانقلاب الذي يهدد انتقال البلاد نحو الديمقراطية.

The takeover comes more than two years after protesters forced the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir and just weeks before the military was expected to hand the leadership of the council that runs the country over to civilians.

After the early morning arrests of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other officials, thousands poured into the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman. Footage shared online appeared to show protesters blocking streets and setting fire to tyres as security forces used tear gas to disperse them.

In the afternoon, the head of the military, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, announced on national TV that he was dissolving the government and the Sovereign Council, a joint military and civilian body created four months after al-Bashir’s ouster to run the country.

PUBLISHED: 25/10/2021; STORY: Graphic News