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FILE PHOTO: Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir delivers a speech during a rally in Al Fasher, northern DarfurFILE PHOTO: Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir delivers a speech during a rally in Al Fasher, northern Darfur March 8, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo

By Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Omar Hassan Bashir survived multiple armed rebellions, economic crises and attempts by the West to make him a pariah before he was finally ousted as Sudan’s president by the military on Thursday following protests against his 30-year rule.

In an address on state television, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said Bashir, who seized power in a bloodless coup in 1989, was under arrest in a “safe place” and a military council was now running the

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