Sudan's Prime Minister Detained In Military Coup, U.S. 'Deeply Alarmed'


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Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been detained in an apparent military coup, according to U.S. officials.

Hamdok had been planning a transition to civilian rule next month, as part of a pro-democracy movement sparked by mass street protests in the African nation.

Instead, military leaders arrested Hamdok and several other government officials, declaring a state of emergency.

U.S. officials say they're "deeply alarmed at reports of a military takeover", calling it "utterly unacceptable".

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