Thursday April 11, 2019
Sudan’s state-controlled media said the military would make an important announcement on Thursday.
Mr Bashir made the announcement at the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum .Getty Images
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir is believed to have stepped down amid
nationwide protests contesting his leadership, Al Arabiya TV reports.
Reuters has confirmed the report, citing government sources. Thousands of protesters have gathered at the army headquarters on
Thursday as state media said the army would make an "important
"We call on our people from across the Khartoum
capital and the region around to immediately go to the sit-in area and
not leave from there until our next statement is issued," the Sudanese
Professionals Association said.
Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan said residents were already celebrating before any announcement was made.
are celebrating and pouring in to the sit-in area. Protesters are
saying they are very confident that Bashir will resign," she said.
A sit-in demonstration outside army headquarters, which also houses Bashir's residence, has entered its sixth day on Thursday.
Its the biggest challenge to Bashir's three decades of rule.
More to come.