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Sudanese army announces Omar al-Bashir’s ouster

The armed forces will govern the country during a two-year transitional period

CAIRO, April 11. The Sudanese military has officially announced that they had ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Al-Bashir, who was in power for 30 years, has been taken into custody by the army.

The military has suspended the national constitution and dissolved the parliament and local authorities, Sudanese First Vice President and Defense Minister Lieutenant General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said in a statement that was broadcast on Sudanese state TV.

According to him, a military council was established following the removal of President Omar al-Bashir.

The defense minister has declared power takeover and the beginning of a transitional period. 

"The regime is still unable to respond to the existing issues. For this reason a decision has been made that the armed forces will govern the country during a two-year transitional period," he said.

A three-month nationwide state of emergency has been declared in Sudan.

"A state of emergency is declared in the country for three months. The air space will be closed for 24 hours," Awad Ibn Auf said, adding that Khartoum’s international airport would not operate neither incoming nor outgoing flights in the coming 24 hours.

The lieutenant general pointed out that the judiciary branch continues to operate as usual