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Sudan President declares state of emergency

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year long state of emergency, dismissed federal government and sacked all governors.

He then appointed members of the military forces as replacement governors.

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir [IMAGE/COURTESY]

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Earlier, Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) had stated that Mr Bashir would be stepping down.

In the last couple of months, there have been relentless protests in the streets of Sudan trying to force Mr. Bashir to let go of power.

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The demonstrations started over cuts to bread and fuel subsidies in December but later morphed into anger at Mr Bashir’s 30-year rule.

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