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Sudan's President Bashir forced out in military coup

(CNN)After three decades of rule, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been arrested and forced from power in a military coup. Bashir's government has been dissolved, and a military council has assumed control for two years to oversee a transition of power, Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said in a televised statement Thursday. The President's removal comes amid a popular uprising against his rule that has seen thousands take to the streets across the northeastern African country. The largely peaceful protests have escalated in recent days as armed government groups engaged in deadly clashes. As news of Bashir's ouster spread, people flooded the streets of Khartoum, the capital, in celebration, according to social med ...