2019 Sudanese coup d'état

2019 Sudanese coup d'état
Part of the 2018–19 Sudanese protests
Government House - Khartoum.jpg
Sudanese Presidential Palace
Date11 April 2019[1]
Location
15°30′2″N 32°33′36″E / 15°30′2″N 32°33′36″E / 15.50056; 32.56000
Result

Military coup successful, protests continue

Commanders and leaders
President Omar al-Bashir Lt. Gen Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf
Casualties and losses
11 killed[2]
2019 Sudanese coup d'état is located in Sudan
2019 Sudanese coup d'état
Location within Sudan.

On the morning of 11 April 2019, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was removed from power by the Sudanese Armed Forces amid ongoing protests after holding the office for nearly 30 years.[3]

Background

Protests have been ongoing in Sudan since 19 December 2018 when a series of demonstrations broke out in several cities due to dramatically rising costs of living and the deterioration of the country's economy.[4] In January 2019, the protests shifted attention from economic matters to calls of resignation for the long-term President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir.[5][6]

By February 2019, Bashir had declared the first state of national emergency in twenty years amidst increasing unrest.[7][8]