Sudan PM detained in military takeover

By Eliza Mackintosh, CNN

Updated 2147 GMT (0547 HKT) October 25, 2021
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5:07 a.m. ET, October 25, 2021

UN "deeply concerned about reports of an ongoing coup" in Sudan

From Akanksha Sharma in Hong Kong

“I am deeply concerned about reports of an ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan’s political transition,” the United Nation’s Special Representative in the country, Volker Perthes, said in a statement on Monday.

Perthes added that the “reported detentions of the Prime Minister, government officials, and politicians are unacceptable."

He called for the “security forces to immediately release those who have been unlawfully detained or placed under house arrest.”

“It is the responsibility of these forces to ensure the security and wellbeing of people in their custody," Perthes added.

The Special Representative for Sudan also asked all parties to “exercise utmost restraint” and called for them to “return to dialogue” in order to “restore the constitutional order.”

His statement was tweeted by the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan in English and in Arabic on Monday.

5:00 a.m. ET, October 25, 2021

Military forces storm Sudan’s state broadcaster building, according to Ministry of Information 

Military forces have stormed Sudan’s state broadcaster in Omdurman, near the capital Khartoum, and are detaining workers, the Ministry of Information said on Facebook.