April 11, 2019 / 12:04 PM / 2 months ago

Sudan's defense minister says Bashir detained, military council to head transition

KHARTOUM, April 11 (Reuters) - Sudan’s defense minister said on Thursday that President Omar al-Bashir had been detained “in a safe place” and that a military council would run the country for a two-year transitional period.

In a statement broadcast on state TV Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said there would be elections at the end of the transitional period.

Writing by Aidan Lewis Editing by Sami Aboudi

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