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Sudan’s Coup Leader Steps Down for Another General

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Lt.-Gen. Awad Ibn Auf

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Lt.-Gen. Awad Ibn Auf

Sudan’s Defence Minister Defence Minister Lt.-Gen. Awad Ibn Auf who’s also the leader of the military council after the removal of President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down.

Auf stepped down on Friday night, in an announcement on national television, and named Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan as leader.

Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

This development is coming after protesters, led by the Sudan Professionals Association, insisted that they’ll stay put until the military hands over to a civilian government.

The newly appointed military leader is said to “have a cleaner record” than most generals, and have been seen interacting with protesters.

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