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Sudan army is preparing to announce ousting Al-Bashir

April 11, 2019 at 11:47 am

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan on 9 April, 2017 [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]

Commanders of the Sudanese army have been preparing since the early morning to announce the ouster of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir after he stayed in office for 30 years, Al Jazeera reported today.

It also said that the Sudanese army occupied the headquarters of the state television station and is preparing to broadcast a statement.

Army commanders have told Al-Bashir that he is no longer president, reports have said, no information has emerged as to whether he is being held under house arrest.

Sudanese army vehicles have been deployed across all the bridges and main streets in the capital Khartoum.

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Ahmed Haroun, head of the National Conference Party and former deputy president Othman Taha were arrested.

Khartoum Airport was closed for takeoff but remained open for flights to land.

Sudan has seen sustained protests against Al-Bashir and his National Congress Party since 19 December. Security forces have fired tear gas, stun grenades and live bullets to disperse protesters and dozens have been killed during demonstrations.

Protests in Sudan - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Protests in Sudan – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]