SUDAN’S ARMY DETAINS AL-BASHIR AFTER REMOVAL

SUDAN’S ARMY DETAINS AL-BASHIR AFTER REMOVAL

By Babajide Labinjo

Sudan’s Army has announced the detention of deposed President Omar Al-Bashir after he was removed from power on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, Sudanese defence minister while announcing his removal said: “I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place”.

“A military council will take control of the country for two years, after which elections would be held,” he added.

According to Ibn Auf, the 75 years old former president has been detained in a “secured place”, noting that Sudan has been suffering from “poor management, corruption, and an absence of justice”.

The defence minister also declared a state of emergency, a nationwide ceasefire and the suspension of the constitution.

Omar Al-Bashir was removed Thursday after 30 years in power. He faced intense pressure from demonstrators in Khartoum the last five days to quit. He is also wanted at the Hague for his allege involvement in war crimes.

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