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Watch Sudan Military Claims It’s Ousted Ruler After Protests BBC News Video

Watch Sudan Military Claims It’s Ousted Ruler After Protests BBC News Video

“President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan with an iron fist for 30 years, was on Thursday overthrown in a coup by the armed forces which announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by elections.

“In an address on state television, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said Bashir, 75, was under arrest in a “safe place” and a military council was now running the country.

“Seated on a gold-upholstered armchair, Auf announced a three-month state of emergency, a nationwide ceasefire and the suspension of the constitution.

“He also said Sudan’s air space would be closed for 24 hours and border crossings shut until further notice.”

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