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Sudan blames allies of ex-president Bashir for failed coup

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Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.
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Sudan has blamed allies of former President, Omar al-Bashir for Tuesday’s failed coup attempt.

On Tuesday coup plotters were reported to have tried to take over a building housing the state media.

Sudanese officials were said to have taken measures to contain the attempted coup, according to Reuters.

A source told Reuters that the coup had involved an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the Nile River from the capital Khartoum.

There were reports of intense military activity in the capital Khartoum and nearby Omdurman and the main bridge across the River Nile was shut.

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A spokesman said “forces of darkness” were involved in the plot with some arrests already made.

Former President Bashir, who had been in power for three decades, was toppled two years ago.

A transitional government made up of the military, civilian representatives and protest groups have been ruling as part of a power-sharing agreement.

“We’re not going back… there are people trying to turn back the hands of time,” said Information Minister Hamza Baloul in a statement read on state TV.

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The Sudanese government has said the situation in the country is now “under control” but there are still agitations among some citizens.

Sudan’s transition to democratic regime is still facing deep political divisions and chronic economic problems.

It is yet to be seen how far this current transitional government could withstand any move to dismantle what has already been built so far.

 

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