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Sudan: Omar Al-Bashir Steps Down Amidst Anti-Regime Protests


The president of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir has resigned and handed over power to the country's Supreme military transition council. 

 

His resignation comes days after violent protests engulfed the country with the military siding with the protesters to force him out of office. 

 

Soldiers surrounded his palace in the capital, Khartoum, after western countries called on him yesterday to hand over power to a transitional government. 

 

Activists have called on the military to relinquish power to a civilian government as soon as possible. 

 

Omar Al-Bashir who is 75 years old seized power in 1989 in a coup and his reign has been fraught with crimes against humanity and allegations of genocide especially in Darfur.

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