Sudan will enter a state of emergency for three months and a transitional military council will be formed to rule the country for a two-year period, Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf announced in a statement on state TV in Khartoum on Thursday.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s thirty-year rule came to an end on Thursday when Sudan’s military seized power and placed the ousted president under and placed house arrest.

The Sudanese Defence Minister stated that al-Bashir was being kept in a safe location and declared a three-month state of emergency, a one-month curfew, the closure of airspace, ports and crossings in Sudan, and the dissolving of the presidency and cabinet. The transition period will end with federal elections.

The coup follows months of protests demanding al-Bashir’s resignation, which saw dozens of demonstrators killed.

 

Mandatory credit: SUDAN TV

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
ALSO READ  China has expanded its largest aircraft carrier

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.