A state of emergency remains in Sudan following the toppling, arrest, and detention of President Omar al-Bashir by the military

Our Khartoum reporter│ 13 April 2019 │ 06:00

The Sudanese military junta has insisted that the three months state of emergency runs parallel to the suspension of the country’s constitution.

This comes as the military, led by the Defence Minister Gen. Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf took over power, announces the ousting of Mr Bashir on Thursday.

As demonstrations mount, Awad Ibn Auf announced his successor Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, a man widely believed to have a cleaner record than other Sudanese generals.

There has been stiff resistance to the military transitional government by protesters, camping out outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum.

Protests were initially sparked by rising food prices since December, it intensified into wider calls for al-Bashir’s resignation.

In defiance of a curfew, protesters are insisting that a civilian transitional government be put in place.

Despite speculations that Mr Bashir may be extradited to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Darfur conflict, suggestions from the military council indicate he may be put on trial in Sudan.

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