Sudan general says coup attempt foiled

A top general in Sudan's ruling military council has announced that they have foiled a coup attempt.

The announcement came as the ruling military and civilian protesters agreed last week to end a political impasse after the army in April ousted longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir after a popular uprising.

Eyewitness News Africa correspondent JJ Cornish tells Joanne Joseph that 16 officers were arrested.

Those behind the coup are officers both serving and retired who don't like the power-sharing deal.

JJ Cornish, Africa correspondent - Eyewitness News

RELATED: Talks between civilians and military to resume in Sudan

Sixteen arrests have been made, four of them are still in detention and the remaining 12 released.

JJ Cornish, Africa correspondent - Eyewitness News

Listen to the full interview below...


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