Year-long emergency declared in Sudan
The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, on Friday declared a year-long emergency after the continued anti-government protests in the nation since December. The President also dissolved federal and state governments.
Omar al-Bashir also called on Sudan’s parliament to delay constitutional amendments. It would allow him to run for another term in presidential elections in 2020. He also told that he acknowledges popular protests and demands for better living conditions. He further told that he would stand with the youth who represents the future of Sudan.
Sudan President’s announcement came days after a parliamentary committee demanded to amend the constitution to remove him and scrap his term limit.
More than 60 people have been killed since the protests began in December. The authorities put the death toll at 31.
– PTC NEWS