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75YR OLD SUDAN PRESIDENT OMAR AL BASHIR SEIZE POWER IN A COUP

By Kitimbo Joyce

President Omar el Bashir, 75years has finally stepped down following presser that was mounted onto him by the protestors.

President Omar Bashir’s resignation leaves presidency in the hands of the Army.

The move to topple Bashir from power comes after months of anti-government protests against his 30-year rule, in anger over a struggling economy.

His resignation has been announced by Sudan's defense minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf.

Sources indicate that Bashir been detained "in a safe place" while others say he left the Country and sought asylum in Saudi Arabia.

believed that Bashir is under house arrest with several aides at the presidential palace, along with a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

President Bashir seized power in a coup of his own in 1989 who announced a curfew for a month.

Sudan will be under a military council that will take leadership for three Months closing the Sudan airspace for 24 hours to all points of entry into the country until further notice.

President Omar el Bashir of late survived several armed rebellions, is believed to be under house arrest with several aides at the presidential palace, along with a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

At least 22 people have died following clashes between Sudanese forces and demonstrators, according to activists behind the protests.

His downfall comes after similar protests in Algeria forced the resignation of the North African nation's long-ruling, military-backed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The mass protests in Khartoum in recent months also bear striking resemblances to the popular uprisings in 2011 that swept across several Arab nations and ousted leaders in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt

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By UTN Reporter

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UTN Reporter

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