Awad Ibn Auf, Sudan’s defence minister and leader of the coup that seized power from Omar al-Bashir, has stepped down a day after seizing power. He announced his decision to step down at a nationwide broadcast on Friday.
Auf had first announced that the military would be in charge of the country for two years before conducting elections. A move which ultimately didn't go down well with protesters.
Protesters had mounted pressure on the military to leave immediately in what could have been a repeat of protests in Cairo, which led to the emergence of military rule.
They refused to leave the streets, saying the coup leaders were too close to Bashir. Thousands camped out outside the army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, defying a curfew declared by the military.
They are demanding a transition to civilian rule before they return home.
The reign of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir has seemingly come to an end after the military decided to step in.
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