The coup in Sudan, where the prime minister and ministers are now in prison after they are overthrown out of the government office.
In addition to the political crisis, Sudan’s economy is in turmoil, with high inflation, shortages of food, fuel and medicine.
The coup has drawn the attention of the world’s major powers who have recently begun to restore ties with Sudan after years of boycott.
Here are the things you should know.
What caused the coup?
Military and civilian leaders have ruled the country since August 2019 following the overthrow of the country’s longest-serving president, Omar al-Bashir.
Bashir was overthrown by the military, but protests by locals demanding the return of power to civilians forced the military to compromise and return to democracy.
It should now be said that the country is under a transitional government, where civilians and the military will lead the country together under a joint coalition committee.
But it turned out that both sides were at loggerheads.
What caused the violence?
Military leaders in the transitional government have demanded changes from their civilian allies and demanded a change of parliament. But civil war leaders have rejected the demand.
Since 2019 efforts have been made to overthrow the failed government, the most recent being the one seen last month.
The country’s top civilian leader, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, has accused Bashir’s loyalists – most of whom are said to be in the military, security agencies and government institutions.
In recent weeks there have been protests by military supporters in Khartoum, as well as a large number of people who have come out to show their support for the prime minister.
Pro-military protesters have accused the government of failing to revive the country.
Mr Hamdok’s efforts to revive the country’s economy – including a sharp rise in oil subsidies – have been unpopular.
Sudan’s political crisis has long been a source of frustration for the country.
In recent years, divisions between political parties and a lack of coordination have opened the door for the military to participate in the country’s politics, and to stage a coup in the name of trying to get the country back on track, according to Judge Magdi Abdelhadi.
Today in Sudan, there are at least 80 political parties.
Such divisions played a role in the transitional government, leading to divisions between the military and civilians up to the current status quo.
What is happening now?
The military leader of the coup d’etat delivered a speech declaring a state of emergency and dissolving the cabinet and governors.
General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan says elections will also be held in July 2023.
Prime Minister Hamdok is reportedly being held incommunicado after being ousted, along with some of his ministers. The military then took control of the country’s television and radio stations.
Internet connections were also blocked.
The African Union, the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union, the League of the Arab States and the United States have all condemned Sudan’s coup.
What can happen in the future?
The coup was not necessarily the end of the country’s crisis, according to African country analyst Alex de Waal, words that sound like “encouragement to civilians”.
Every time the military makes such a move “people are splashing on the streets and trying to stop them – and I’m sure history can repeat itself this time around”, he told BBC in an interview.
According to a statement posted on the Ministry of Information’s Facebook page, the prime minister called on citizens to come out and support his government.
Photos and reports emanating from Khartoum show protesters splashing on the city’s main streets.
Troops were deployed to each area to curb traffic.
In June 2019, before reaching a compromise with the formation of a transitional government, the military opened fire on protesters in Khartoum killing 87 people.
The tragedy of this day is something that the victims will never forget.