Sudanese government officials have confirmed that President Omar al-Bashir is stepping down from his post after 30 years of ruling over the African country, reports said early Thursday morning.

Consultations are underway to form a transitional council.
Sudan’s state TV says the country’s armed forces will deliver an “important statement” and are asking the nation to “wait for it.”

The announcement raised expectations the statement Thursday could address nearly four months of anti-government protestsdemanding that Bashir step down and could be a sign that he is relinquishing power.

Tens of thousands of people were marching through the centre of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday morning.

Organizers of the protests urged masses to converge and join an ongoing sit-in that has been underway in the capital, Khartoum, since the weekend.


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