An attempted coup in Sudan “failed” early on Tuesday, state media reported, without identifying the plotters.
“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state media reported.
A Sudanese government source told Reuters that measures are being taken to contain it.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the coup had involved an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital Khartoum.
Sudan is currently under the leadership of General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan. Sudan's Sovereign Council, the military-civilian body that is the highest power in the transitional government, has ruled Sudan since the fall of Omar al-Bashir. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is the civilian leader of the cabinet.
The attempted coup in Sudan comes after President Yoweri Museveni condemned the recent coup d’état in Guinea, describing it as a “step backwards”. He said the coup leaders should be sanctioned and “get out”.
“It is a step backwards. Those military coups are of low value. We had them in the 60s and they were part of Africa’s problems… so I condemn it,” Museveni said.
Asked if there should be sanctions on the coup leaders, he said, “they should get out, they should be told to go away. Those coups are not a solution. . because they are not a solution to the problems of the country.”