By Uganda Vanguard

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been arrested by the army after months of protests in a reported coup.

After five hours of consultations the army announced his arrest including several government officials.

Constitution has been suspended and state of emergency declared for three months. Parliament was also desolved.

Sudanese sources confirmed the report and told Reuters Bashir was at the presidential residence under “heavy guard”.

Soldiers have raided the headquarters of the Islamic movement led by al-Bashir in the capital, a Reuters witness said.

Tens of thousands of Sudanese people took to the streets in the centre of Khartoum in jubilation, dancing and chanting anti-Bashir slogans.

Protesters outside the defence ministry chanted: “It has fallen, we won.”

 

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