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Sudan’s prime minster and his wife allowed to return home

Sudan’s prime minister returns home. Secretary Blinken spoke with Abdalla Hamdok.

Where: Sudan

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Sudan’s prime minister Abdalla Hamdok and his wife were allowed to return home – they had been detained when the military seized power in a coup.

Department of State spokesperson Ned Price stated, “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The Secretary welcomed the Prime Minister’s release from custody and reiterated his call on Sudanese military forces to release all civilian leaders in detention and to ensure their safety.”

Protests continued in Khartoum, Sudan, with shops closed, phone networks functioning intermittently, and land-based internet networks not working.

General Fattah al-Burhan announced a state of emergency in the country.

The US Embassy in Khartoum tweeted, “Most commercial carriers have announced their services are canceled until further notice. American Citizens are advised not to go to the airport.”

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