The coup in Sudan: four questions to understand the political crisis

The coup in Sudan: four questions to understand the political crisis

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Demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Khartoum on 25 October 2021 in support of civic leaders

A military coup in Sudan on Monday (25/10) dissolved the government and led to the arrest of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok. This is the latest political crisis in the country which has been facing turbulent times for some years.

In addition to political tensions, the economy of Sudan, Africa’s third largest country, is in deep trouble with high inflation and shortages of food, fuel and medicines.

The coup has worried international powers that have recently established diplomatic ties with Sudan after years of isolation.

Below we have compiled some points about the military coup in Sudan that you need to know.

About the author: Muhammad Wayne

Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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