The military in Sudan has formally announced the removal of Omar Al-Bashir from office.
The military will now be in charge of the country for another two years.
This development is coming after months of protests against Al-Bashir’s nearly 30-year rule.
The Sudanese defence minister, Awad Ibn Auf, who led the apparent coup on Thursday morning, said the constitution has been suspended and a three-month state of emergency has been imposed.
“I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Mr Ibn Auf said in a televised address Thursday.
Mr Ibn Auf said Sudan’s airspace would be shut for 24 hours, while border crossings would be closed indefinitely