The situation in Sudan is still ambiguous, despite what was reported about the return of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and his wife to their home in Khartoum under heavy guard, and despite the phone conversation that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had with Hamdok after his return, according to a tweet Blinken published on his website, the information About the Sudanese Prime Minister is still unclear, and his fate and the extent of freedom he enjoys is not yet known.
The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that the army continues to arrest a number of ministers and political leaders in the country. Hamdok was arrested and detained during the military coup on Monday.
Although the authorities in Sudan, according to Sudanese media, have restored all internet and telecommunications services, an eyewitness from Khartoum told the BBC that the internet was available for a few minutes.
The US State Department said Blinken welcomed Hamdok’s release and reiterated his call to the Sudanese Armed Forces to release all civilian leaders arrested in the past 24 hours.
Angry popular protests continued for the third day in a row after the army took over power, and crowds marched in the capital, Khartoum, and closed main roads, with civil disobedience continuing across the country and workers of the National Oil Company joining the civil disobedience movement called by the Sudanese Professionals Association.
Yesterday, a number of Sudanese ambassadors abroad announced in an official statement their rejection of the military coup. Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan sought in a press conference yesterday to justify the coup and accused political groups of inciting civilians against the security forces.