NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudanese authorities said they thwarted an attempted military coup on Tuesday, the latest sign of instability in an African nation battling persistent economic hardship under a fragile transitional government.
“There has been a failed coup attempt,” state media said.
The possibility of another coup has haunted Sudan’s transitional government since 2019 when country’s longtime dictator, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, was overthrown in a military takeover prompted by widespread popular protests.
Tuesday was the first time that an attempted takeover had spilled onto the streets, said Amjad Farid, a former deputy chief of staff to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
The latest events underscored the urgent need to get Sudan’s military under full civilian control, he added.
Omar Hassan al, Bashir, Mr, Amjad Farid, Abdalla Hamdok
NAIROBI, Kenya, Omdurman, Khartoum