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Sudan military seizes power; President arrested

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Sudan President Omar al-Bashir

After nearly 30 years in power, Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested, the defence minister says.

Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.

He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place.

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Protests against Mr Bashir, who has governed Sudan since 1989, have been underway for several months.

Source: BBC