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Sudan coup leader resigns, protesters celebrate 'triumph'

Sudan coup leader resigns, protesters celebrate 'triumph'


<p>Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, the military chief who led the action that ousted long-serving Omar al-Bashir has resigned his position.</p> <p>The move comes barely 48-hours after the military high command announced taking power from Bashir. Reports indicate that the capital, Khartoum, erupted with the resignation.</p> <p>Awad had only in February this year been named defense minister in what is now Bashir’s last cabinet reshuffle. He was due to lead the two-year transitional council.</p> <p>Lieutenant General Abdel-Fatah al-Burhan Abdel-Rahman as his replacement. The new leader has previously served as ousted Bashir’s Chief of Staff of the Ground Forces.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Turkish news agency, Anadolu, is reporting that the military council has sought the support of Arab ambassadors amid foreign pressures due to the crisis.</p> <p>On Bashir’s status, it is now clear that he is under arrest but the military hierarchy has dismissed categorically any move to extradite him to face international criminal charges at The Hague.</p> <p><iframe id="vp1eDZc0" title="Video Player" width="432" height="243" frameborder="0" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/embed.animoto.com/play.html?w=swf/production/vp1&e=1555156581&f=eDZc0176eG0HcKZNxpHxyA&d=0&m=p&r=360p+480p+720p&volume=100&start_res=720p&i=m&asset_domain=s3-p.animoto.com&animoto_domain=animoto.com&options=" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">BREAKING</span>: Defacto head of Sudan’s ruling, transitional military council Awad Ibn Auf resigns and appoints Lieutenant General Abdel-Fatah al-Burhan Abdel-Rahman as his replacement.<br /> <br /> He was formerly Bashir’s Chief of Staff of the Ground Forces.</p>— Yousra Elbagir (@YousraElbagir) <a href="https://twitter.com/YousraElbagir/status/1116791022611156992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 12, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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