Despite its role in ousting military dictator Omar Bashir, the army is now beholden to the whims of unstable militias it once relied on to keep the Darfur region in check.
A senior party official says those arrested include the acting head of the National Congress Party, ousted President Omar al Bashir's former first deputy and former aide.
Sudan’s army has taken control of the country and declared a state of emergency. But protesters vowed to continue demonstrations until civilian rule is established.
Using social networking sites like Twitter Sudanese youth are voicing their anger and frustrations against president Omar al-Bashir, who has been criticised for mismanaging the country's economy.
The state's governor and three security officials were among the dead while the circumstances of the crash remain unknown.
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