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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.


Sudan army to make an important announcement today as they look to take over country

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

Source: BBC