Mr. al-Bashir’s ouster follows months of street protests. The defense minister said the Constitution had been suspended, and the military was in charge.
Over 30 years, he forged a maze of security agencies and militias to bind his often ruthless rule. But he was undone in a middle class revolt over the economy.
A smartphone snap from the Sudanese protests has gone viral. What is it about this picture that makes it so powerful?
The uprisings of 2011 are inspiring a new generation to challenge entrenched, authoritarian leaders, raising hopes as well as doubts about the future.