Omar Al Bashir

Reuters news agency, quoting unnamed sources, have reported that President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to set up a transitional council.

They are expected to make an important announcement anytime now on national television and radio as protests demanding the end of President Omar al Bashir’s rule enter the sixth consecutive day.

Huge crowds are still gathered outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum and they’ve vowed to leave only when the president resigns.

Patriotic songs have been playing on national radio and the main international airport is now closed.

Calls for a political transition have been gathering momentum.

There have been celebrations on the streets of Khartoum and calls for more people to join protesters gathered outside the army headquarters.