Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Is Detained in Apparent Coup

ImageProtesters blocked a road in the capital, Khartoum, on Monday, to denounce the detentions of members of Sudan’s transitional government by the military.
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NAIROBI, Kenya — Military forces detained Sudan’s prime minister and other civilian leaders on Monday in an apparent coup that endangered the country’s fragile transition from authoritarian rule to democracy.

The Sudanese Ministry of Culture and Information said in a Facebook post that the military forces had placed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest and pressured him to release a “pro-coup statement.” After refusing to “endorse the coup,” the ministry said, Mr. Hamdok was then moved to an unknown location.

It also said the military detained…

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