Autocratic Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overthrown and arrested Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 27, 2021


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.

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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”.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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