Listen: Sudan's military ousts president in face of protests
"Months of protests on the streets of the capital co two and other towns and cities the anger directed at President Obama shit who's been in power for three decades will go he's under arrest told in the army is taking over his the Sudanese. Defense minister general on what if speaking on state TV just about an hour ago would like five the time to chat of the Security Council that the regime of the regime has been removed being held in a secure place with within in the studio, the BBC's Africa at its Fergal, Keane, he's gone, but what happens next who's in charge. Carry the military who are in charge of the moment. You said a few moments ago. People will be wondering what the opposition's viewpoint is what I can tell you in the last few minutes issued a statement saying they reject any idea of military takeover, and they called for the protests continue I think that's because people have had the experience of watching what happened in Egypt. They've looked L geria- and the general tendency of territory regimes not just in Africa. But but certainly in swathes of of inflexible endurable, and Kenny if you like in the way that they can take over from a mass protest movement appear to. To be moving towards democracy. But essentially keep the same kind of system in place. That's what hugely worries people. Now, if you do get tens of thousands of people who stay on the streets, hundreds of thousands of people confrontation of some kind with this new military leadership is inevitable. Remember, they've talked about a curfew or people into those. They've talked about a state of emergency for three months people keep to the terms of the state of emergency and above all are they going to tolerate any suggestion that the future of the country is going to be defined decided by the military yet. Again, just thinking about the man who made that announcement, the defense minister, isn't he called the circle? Anyway, I mean, it's very hard to have been part of the inner circle of Omar el-bashir over the last decade or more not be contaminated with the extraordinary brutality, which that regime was capable of. We saw in Dr forest for myself on the ground in Darfur, we saw in south Sudan during before the country became independent in the civil war. There we saw in the new amount. Mountains, it is looking around there and trying to find the good guys was always going to be difficult. It's only in the in the hours on days ahead that we will see whether to cynic liberal to skeptical of whether there is the possibility of more moderate younger officers coming to the fore because remember they were the ones who went protected the demonstrators in the last few days when they were attacked by regime loyalists the fact that I'm el-bashir has been toppled. I mean again, and we we should minimize this is hugely significant given the his grip on power for so long. Absolutely. The only it's all about about minimizing minimizing is about recognizing that this is a really fluid dynamic situation. And we don't know if the protesters who started in December. I remember this is comparatively short space of time. They start into Semper simmering discontent over over years of corruption and repression no sparked into action by the tripling of bread prices. And then they gather force. They've become a very cohesive movement. You know able to articulate coherent demands and apply pressure where matters and critically capable of mobilising vast numbers of people so to remove him and to see the thirty years of that dictatorship has been through people power. Let's not forget how this happened through people power pressure on the army. It is immensely significant. But we now need to see where the people are goes where the pressure will be applied. Thanks Africa, editor Fogel king"