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Sudan president Omar Al-bashir steps down after protests


Sudan president Omar al-bashir has stepped down. According to Sudan’s state news media, the military would make an important announcement later on Thursday.

The Sudanese army has surrounded the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum following months of protests against President Bashir’s rule.

Al- Bashir is wanted on genocide charges in connection with atrocities in Darfur.

He has ruled Sudan longer than any leader since the country gained independence in 1956. He became president in 1989.

The protests have been ongoing since December 2018.