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22 July, Monday


Sudan's de facto military leader steps down

A day after he announced the removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's defense minister stepped down as the leader of a transitional council. Protesters have accused the military of "stealing the revolution."

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Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Ibn Ouf stepped down as the head of the transitional military council late Friday, a day after he announced the removal of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.

Ibn Ouf, who is under US sanctions for supporting genocidal militias in the Darfur region, had been under international pressure to establish a civilian transitional government. He said General Abdel-Fattah Burhan would succeed him as the council's leader.

What Ibn Ouf said:

  • "I, the head of the military council, announce I am giving up the post."

  • "This is for the benefit of our nation."

  • "This country has great people and a great army."

 

Deutsche Welle

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