Former Sudanese ruling council member arrested

Africa

A Sudanese politician who had been a member of the dissolved joint civilian-military government has been arrested.

According to his relatives, Mohamed al-Faki Suleiman was picked up near his home in the capital Khartoum.

This follows the arrest of two other politicians last week.

They were part of a task force trying to dismantle the network established by the former President Omar al-Bashir. It was also trying to recover money and assets looted during his three decade rule.

Sudan is in the midst of a political and economic crisis following a coup in October which derailed a timetable towards elections.

Since the coup there have been massive demonstrations against the military.

Security forces have killed about 80 protesters.

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