President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for over 30 consecutive years, has been ousted from power after deadly clashes between protesters and security forces reached a climax this week.
Al-Bashir was on Thursday overthrown in a coup by the armed forces, which say a two-year period of military rule will be followed by elections.
Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said in a televised address that Bashir, 75, was under arrest in a ‘safe place’ and a military council was now running the country.
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