2019 Sudanese coup d'état

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On the morning of 11 April 2019 in Khartoum, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was removed from power by the Sudanese Armed Forces following the ongoing protests after holding the office for nearly 30 years.[1] Eleven people were killed.[2]

State media reported that all political prisoners, including anti-Bashir protest leaders, were being released from jail.[3] Al-Bashir's National Congress party responded by announcing that they would hold a rally supporting the ousted president.[4]

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  1. El Sirgany, Sarah; Elbagir, Nima; Abdullah, Yasir (11 April 2019). "Sudan's President Bashir forced out in military coup". CNN. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. "Timeline: Four months of protests in Sudan". France 24. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. Osman, Muhammed; Bearak, Max (11 April 2019). "Sudan's military overthrows president following months of popular protests". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. "Bloomberg - Bashir's Supporters Plan Rival Sudanese Rally to Defend His Rule". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 11 April 2019.