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Sudan President steps down as head of state after anti-government protests

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Bowing down to anti-government protests, on Thursday, resigned as the of the state, confirmed

has been placed under house arrests and his bodyguards have been detained, reported

People in hit the streets after the government increased the prices of bread and fuel in December last year.

In February, a year-long emergency was declared in by following continued anti-government protests in the nation.

Furthermore, federal and state governments were dissolved by Bashir, reported

Around 31 people have lost their lives ever since the protests started two months back, according to official figures. The opposition, however, has put the number of deceased at 50.

Wanted by on charges of war crimes and genocide, Bashir, came to power in a 1989 coup.

Last year, Sudan was the among seven nations that were blacklisted by the for "sponsoring terrorism".

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:48 IST