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Beyond the Headlines: Sudan moves on from Omar Al Bashir

We discuss the changes sweeping Sudan following the removal of their ruinous leader in this week's episode.

Sudanese protesters wave national flags at a demonstration in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, on May 1, 2019. Reuters
Sudanese protesters wave national flags at a demonstration in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, on May 1, 2019. Reuters

For three decades, Omar Al Bashir ruled over Sudan. But in April, in the face of growing protests, he was removed from office and the future of the country was suddenly up in the air.

In this week's episode of Beyond the Headlines, we talk about the changes sweeping Sudan.

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Hamza Hendawi, The National’s Cairo correspondent, has been on the ground in Sudan this week. He tells foreign editor James Haines-Young about the mood in the streets of Khartoum, where since December demonstrations have drawn millions and eventually helped lead to a dramatic end to the ruinous reign of Mr Al Bashir.

Now, the military along with the main protest group – dubbed the Freedom and Change Forces – are working together to oversee the transition into Sudan's new future.

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Updated: May 3, 2019 02:08 PM

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