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Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir Has Officially Announced a 1-Year State of Emergency

After months of tense anti-government demonstrations, President Omar Al-Bashir called on parliament to postpone the amendment that would allow him to run for another term in 2020.

UPDATE 2/22/2019, 4:00 P.M. EST: Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir has announced a state of emergency that will last for 1 year in a televised speech Friday, Al Jazeera reports.

As the director of Sudanese Security and Intelligence stated prior to the address, Al-Bashir also called on parliament to "postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to run for another term in a presidential election in 2020."

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