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Sudanese President Omar-al-Bashir removed by army

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the army after months of anti-government protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule.
Sudanese President Omar-al-Bashir removed by army

Details:

  • Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf announced the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place in a televised address to the nation.
  • A transitional military council would replace Bashir for two years.
  • The country's borders and airspace would be shut until further notice.
  • Omar al-Bashir who swept to power in a 1989 coup, was one of Africa's longest serving presidents.
  • He is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

Interesting to know:

  • Officials say 49 people have died in protest-related violence since demonstrations first erupted in December 2018.
  • The protests, which erupted in December 2018 over the government's tripling of the price of bread, were the biggest challenge yet to Bashir's long rule.

Question:

Q. What is the name of the Sudanese President who was ousted by the army after months of anti-government protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule? 
a. Abdul al-Bashir
b. Omar al-Bashir
c. Yusuf al-Bashir
d. Imran al-Bashir
Sudanese President Omar-al-Bashir removed by army Sudanese President Omar-al-Bashir removed by army Reviewed by Neha Verma on April 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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