Sudan’s borders and airspace shut until further notice

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Sudan borders and airspace have been shut until further notice, Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf announced on state television today.  

This comes after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army.  

“I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Ibnouf said.

Omar al-Bashir seized power three decades ago after he was ousted on Thursday by the military following months of protests against his iron-fisted rule.