Defence minister announces Bashir arrest
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Sudan: Defence minister Awad Ibn Auf says president Omar al-Bashir arrested

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has been removed from power and arrested, according to the country's defence minister.

Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Auf declared a three-month state of emergency and said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.

Protests against Mr Bashir, who has governed Sudan for nearly 30 years, have been under way for several months.

  • 11 Apr 2019
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