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BREAKING NEWS: SUDAN’S OMAR-AL-BASHIR STEPS DOWN FINALLY

Omar Bashir resigns

Sudan’s president, Bashir, who has been in power since 1989 has finally bowed to pressure and stepped down.

According to reports, the military has taken over the country and consultations are underway to set up a transitional council.

The European Union has called for a civilian transition in Sudan.

President Omar al-Bashir resignation comes amid months of protests against his regime.

Mr. al-Bashir came to power as a little-known general in 1989 during an Islamist and military-backed coup.

WOMEN PLAYED A CENTERSTAGE ROLE IN BRINGING DOWN BASHIR

Women led the protests against Bashir

The Sudan Uprising clamouring for the ousting of the popular dictator was led by women.

Sara Abdelgalil, a spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, which was organizing the protests maintained that they wanted on a civil government not military.

“The protests will continue until there is a complete step down of the whole regime. We insist on a civil government and we don’t support any coup,” Sara Abdelgalil said in a statement.

Alaa Salah, another young Sudanese woman who has also been prominent in the anti- Bashir protests reiterated Sara’s sentiments on a civilian government.

“We are waiting for a statement by the army. We will only accept a transitional civilian government composed of the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change. No other plan will be acceptable,” Alaa Salah said in a tweet.

Salah also maintained Sudanese women have historically always participated in revolutions.

“Sudanese women have always participated in revolutions in this country. If you see Sudan’s history, all our queens have led the state. It’s part of our heritage. I am very proud to take part in this revolution & I’m glad our revolution has achieved its first goal,” she added.

 

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