The Sudanese army chief orders the release of ministers and promises…

In Sudan, the army chief, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on Thursday ordered the release of the four ministers who had been arrested on October 25. The news came hours after the army announced that the formation of the government was “imminent”.

They are Minister of Information and Culture Hamza Balloul, Minister of Communications Hashem Hasab al-Rasoul, Minister of Commerce Ali Gedo, and Minister of Youth and Sports Youssef Adam.

The decision to release the ministers came shortly after a phone conversation between General Al-Burhan and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who urged his interlocutor to release the detained politicians and form an urgent civilian government. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also called the general on Thursday.

army seized end of october Power in the East African country, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was arrested by unknown assailants. Major General Al-Burhan announced on Sudanese television that civilian members of the country’s transitional government had been dismissed and immediately declared a state of emergency. The international community condemned the coup.

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