Sudan crisis: Cash hoard found at al-Bashir’s home

Sudan crisis: Cash hoard found at al-Bashir’s home

Omar al-Bashir was deposed by the military after months of protests – BBC
A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.
Security services found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds totalling more than $130m (£100m).

The ex-leader was placed under house arrest after months of protests led to his removal.

Reports say Mr Bashir is now being held at the Kobar high-security prison. Continue reading Sudan crisis: Cash hoard found at al-Bashir’s home

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Sudan President al-Bashir out in a ‘silent’ coup de tat reminiscent of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe’s ouster

Sudan President al-Bashir out in a ‘silent’ coup de tat reminiscent of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe’s ouster

Speaking on state TV, defence minister Awad Ibn Ouf said the army would oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.

He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place.

Protesters, however, have vowed to stay on the streets despite an overnight curfew being imposed by the military.

Demonstrations against Mr Bashir, who has governed Sudan since 1989, have been taking place for several months.

The protesters are now demanding a civilian council to lead the transition rather than a military one, correspondents say. Continue reading Sudan President al-Bashir out in a ‘silent’ coup de tat reminiscent of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe’s ouster