Autocratic Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overthrown and arrested


Long serving Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted by the armed forces. He had been in power for at least 30 years.

The Defense Minister said the President has been arrested. He added that the army will take over for the next two years.

Tens of thousands of people had taken to the streets in recent weeks demanding that he stepped aside.

Government sources were quoted as saying that consultations were under way to set up a transitional council to run the country.

Reuters quoted the minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur Adel Mahjoub Hussein as telling the Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that “there are consultations to form a military council to take over power after President Bashir stepped down”.

Simon Ateba | Washington DC
Simon Ateba | Washington DC
Born in a small village in Cameroon, groomed in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos, and now in Washington D.C. to practice journalism at a global level, Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA, USA based in Washington DC
Simon Ateba | Washington DC
Simon Ateba | Washington DC
Born in a small village in Cameroon, groomed in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos, and now in Washington D.C. to practice journalism at a global level, Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA, USA based in Washington DC

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