Sudan president Omar al-Bashir on Thursday suffered a major setback after the military took over the government and detained him in an undisclosed location.
While announcing the coup, General Awad Ibn Auf said the country was now in the hands of the military.
Here are 5 things that happened immediately after the take-over:
- The 2005 constitution was suspended.
- Sudan’s airspace was shut down for 24 hours
- Border crossings were closed indefinitely
- All government institutions were dissolved
- The military initiated a month-long curfew
General Awad said the military will rule for a period of two years, defying calls for a civilian-led government.