FILE PHOTO: Sudan's President al-Bashir arrives on eve of 63rd Independence Day in Khartoum
CAIRO – 11 April 2019: In a televised speech, Sudanese Minister of Defense Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced the overthrowing of President Omar al-Bashir’s regime, following four months of protests calling for toppling the regime.
“The regime was headed off and [its ruler] is under arrest in a safe place,” he said, adding that a transitional military council will be set up to rule the country.
Furthermore, a state of emergency for three months has been announced and a curfew starting from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. has been imposed.
All political detainees were released and the National Assembly of Sudan was dissolved.