Gen Awad Sworn-in As Interim Sudan President, Bashir Arrested

Hours after the Defense Minister, lt. gen. Awad Ibn-Auf, the head of the Higher Security Committee, announced the removal of president Omer al- Bashir, The now ex-president has been arrested and detained in a safe place.

Meanwhile, Sudanese Defence Minister, Lt Gen Awad Ahmed Ibn Auf, has been sworn-in as interim president of Sudan, and Lt Gen Kamal Abdul Maarouf, Chairman of the Joint Staff Command sworn-in as Vice-President. The opposition denounces the ‘palace coup’ as ‘more of the same’, and urges the public to maintain protests and vigils.

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