Demonstrators in Khartoum insist a civilian government must replace Omar al-Bashir
As rumours spread that their long-time ruler was finally on his way out, the atmosphere on the streets of Khartoum was victorious.
“The regime has fallen,” people chanted. Flags waved, people danced and sang, and everyone’s hands were up in victory signs. “Freedom, peace and justice,” read one banner. On Wednesday morning, it seemed that the long-fought battle for these values might be on the point of being won.