Protesters have been on the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other cities for months, calling for al-Bashir to step down.
What happened instead was a military coup.
Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf said on Thursday that a military council will rule Sudan for the next two years.
The constitution has been suspended, parliament, the central government and the regional governments have all been dissolved and a state of emergency has been declared.
Will the military council’s actions satisfy the protesters?
Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen
Hafiz Mohamed – Director of Justice Africa, an NGO that promotes social justice and human rights in Africa
David Shinn – Former US ambassador to Ethiopia and former deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Sudan
Hajooj Kuka – Member of Girifna, a non-violent resistance movement in Sudan