Sudan: President Bashir Toppled in Military Coup

Sudanese forces celebrate after the coup (Photo: AP)

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown on Thursday and arrested in a coup by the armed forces.

In an address on state television, Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by presidential elections.

 

[Source: Reuters]