Sudan expels British ambassador to Khartoum

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Sudanese officials have expelled the UK envoy to Khartoum and announced a 21-day deadline for him to return to his country.

This recent development comes after the UK envoy to Sudan disclosed that the UK strongly condemns the acts of the Sudanese army.

Meanwhile, the commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces has expelled the ambassadors in the United States, the European Union, and France, for condemning the Sudanese military coup, a Sudanese military official announced last Thursday.

Six Sudanese diplomats were expelled for supporting Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following a military coup in the country.

It should be recalled that General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the transitional government last Monday and the Sovereign Council, the country’s top ruling body, as soldiers arrested several senior officials, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

Despite the declaration of a state of emergency, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters poured into the streets of Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman. The demonstrations were met with gunfire by the security forces, with at least seven people killed and dozens more wounded, according to health sources.