Thursday, April 11

Coup in Sudan

"Since December, protests triggered by the rise in consumer goods prices have engulfed Sudan. Mass rallies have prompted President Omar Bashir, who has been in power for 30 years, to dissolve the cabinet and declare a year-long state of national emergency."

Headlines from Sputnik's most recent live updates; see their report below::

Sudan's Bashir, Inner Circle Arrested - Sudanese Security Service Source (14:36)
Sudan Frees All Political Detainees - State News Agency
Protestors Reportedly Attack Intel and Security Service Facilities in Kassala and Port Sudan
Relations Between Russian and Sudan Won't Change With New Government - Kremlin
Mass Rallies Being Held in Khartoum - Reports

Sudan's Speaker to Return to Khartoum From Qatar Friday Despite Reports About Coup - Source
Situation Near Russian Embassy in Sudan Calm Amid Reports of Military Coup - Mission
Sudanese Army Raids Offices of Group Linked to President Bashir's Ruling Party - Reports
Russia to Maintain Ties With Sudan Whoever Comes to Power in Khartoum - Senior MP
High-Ranking Source in Presidential Palace Not Confirming Info on Bashir's Arrest
Bashir Absent in Presidential Palace in Capital - High-Ranking Source
Sudanese Provincial Minister Reportedly Confirms President Bashir Stepped Down, Talks to Form Military Council Underway

08:18 11.04.2019(updated 10:21 11.04.2019)

Over the weekend, thousands of people participated in protests in Khartoum and across the country, calling for Bashir's resignation and urging the army to side with the people. The rallies have continued this week, resulting in civilian casualties due to clashes between protesters and security forces.
According to the Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen, Sudanese army members have declared that President Omar Bashir has been removed from all positions amid reports of a coup in the African country following weeks of anti-government protests.
The media outlet cited sources as saying that the military personnel planned to announce the creation of a military council to govern the country during a transition period that might last for up to one year.
All of Bashir's assistants and deputies have also been allegedly sacked, with no official confirmation following so far. The TV channel also reported about an intensified military presence in Khartoum.
Earlier in the day, the newspaper Sudan Tribune reported that an emergency meeting of the Sudanese Armed Forces’ General Staff took place in Khartoum without Bashir. The newspaper noted that military personnel had entered the building of a national TV broadcaster and promised to make an important statement.
Since December, protests triggered by the rise in consumer goods prices have engulfed Sudan. Mass rallies have prompted President Omar Bashir, who has been in power for 30 years, to dissolve the cabinet and declare a year-long state of national emergency.


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