BREAKING: Sudan’s army announces overthrow of Bashir’s regime

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 12:20 GMT

FILE PHOTO: Sudan's President al-Bashir arrives on eve of 63rd Independence Day in Khartoum

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.

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