12 April 2019
President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown in a military coup on Thursday, but protesters' mood was turning from celebration over Bashir's expected departure to frustration at the announcement of the military-led transition. Bashir, 75, had faced 16 weeks of demonstrations against his rule.
Announcing the ouster, Defence Minister said Sudan would enter a two-year period of military rule to be followed by presidential elections. Defence Minister announced a state of emergency, a nationwide ceasefire and the suspension of the constitution. Later in the day, a newsreader on state television said a curfew would be imposed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.