A decree was passed yesterday prohibiting the participation of al-Bashir’s National Congress Party (NCP) in political activities for 10 years. The properties and assets of the party are to be confiscated and its members removed from all public institutions.
Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha discusses what impact the continuing protests in the North African countries of Sudan and Algeria can have on the region.
Bashir will continue as president until the end of his term until 2020 presidential elections, when the ruling NCP will be nominating a different candidate, indicating an foreseeable end to his three decade-long rule
According to human rights groups, 37 protesters have been shot dead by the security forces in five days since the anti-government demonstrations began.