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Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir has resigned as the President of Sudan amidst protests against his government by his people.

The controversial leader resigned after 30 years in power with immediate effect.

The 75-year-old has reportedly handed over power to the country’s supreme military council controlled by the armed forces.

He was forced to resign follows days of protests that have engulfed the country, which is amongst the largest by land mass in Africa.

Report says Al-Bashir’s resignation came shortly after the soldiers reportedly surrounded his palace in the capital Khartoum.

Al-Bashir has been highly unpopular amongst Western powers, and was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2008 for alleged crimes stemming from the genocide in Darfur.

He seized power in 1989 as a military general, and has served the longest since the country gained independence in 1956.

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