23 Feb 2019

Sudan’s President declares state of emergency

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency and replaced all state governors with members of the military. He made the announcement in a TV address to the nation. It had been thought he would use the broadcast to announce he was stepping down.

Mr Bashir has been facing the country’s biggest protests since he came to power 30 years ago. Following his speech angry protesters took to the streets, as Yousra Elbagir reports.