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Sudan to open Khartoum airport to flights Wednesday

Civil aviation authority had earlier suspended flights until Oct. 30

Mohammad Farid Mahmoud Abdullah   | 27.10.2021
Sudan to open Khartoum airport to flights Wednesday

KHARTOUM, Sudan 

Sudan’s civil aviation authority will reopen Khartoum airport to flights on Wednesday after a one-day suspension.


“Flights will resume later on Wednesday after a temporary suspension,” the authority said in a statement cited by Asharq Business website.


The authority announced on Tuesday the suspension of flights to and from the airport until Oct. 30.


On Monday, Sudan’s military announced a state of emergency, dissolved the transitional sovereign council and the government, hours after detaining the country’s prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and ministers in his civilian government.


After a failed military coup last month, deep tensions erupted between the military and the civilian administration in Sudan amid recent rival protests.

Before the military takeover, Sudan was administered by a sovereign council of military and civilian authorities, which was overseeing the transition period until elections slated for 2023 as part of a precarious power-sharing pact between the military and the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition.

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