Sudan’s Defence Minister Announces State of Emergency and Closure of Country’s Points of Entry After Arrest of President Bashir

April 11: On Thursday Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces, said Sudan’s defence minister, Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, in a televised address. He also announced all points of entry would be closed until further notice, and a two-year period of military rule to be followed by presidential elections.

Source: The Guardian

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