On Monday, the US Embassy in Khartoum advised its citizens in Sudan to “stay in their places and follow what is happening”, after the first lieutenant general, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, who was heading the Sovereignty Council, declared a state of emergency in the country.
The embassy said it had received “reports that the armed forces are closing off certain areas in and around Khartoum.
The Sudanese army had declared control of power in the country by dissolving the transitional institutions, declaring a state of emergency and forming a new government, while civilians in power denounced a “coup”, after the arrest of government officials and politicians.
In a previous statement, the US embassy in Khartoum expressed its deep concern over reports that “the armed forces have taken measures against the civilian government.”
It condemned “acts that undermine the democratic transition in Sudan,” and called on “all actors who obstruct the transition in Sudan to retreat and allow the civilian-led transitional government to continue its work to achieve the goals of the revolution.”
The country is witnessing a tense security situation, as demonstrators in a number of Khartoum streets denounced the “coup of the Burhan,” but near the headquarters of the army’s general command, soldiers fired “live bullets” at the protesters, according to what the Ministry of Information announced, causing injuries.