Summary

A coup attempt took place in Sudan on Monday, involving ‘military and non-military elements’ targeting a state media building. Details remain scant, with reports of gunfire and tanks being deployed on the streets of the capital. The government maintains that the plotters, allegedly supporters of the previous al-Bashir regime, have all been arrested and the threat neutralized.

There are questions surrounding the seriousness of the threat, the identity of the plotters, and what they had hoped to achieve. However, the incident is just one of many recent tremors to wrack the fragile post-revolution political order in Sudan.