General Burhan heads Sudan's ruling council

General Burhan heads Sudans ruling council
A pictured released by Sudan's Presidential Palace shows General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (R), the head of Sudan's ruling military council, during a swearing in ceremony in Khartoum.- AFP

Khartoum - Burhan and other military officers overthrew veteran leader Omar Hassan Al Bashir in April .



By Reuters

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 1:04 AM

General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, the outgoing head of Sudan's military council, was sworn in on Wednesday as leader of the new Sovereign Council that will run the country for three years until an election after decades of autocratic rule.
Burhan and other military officers overthrew veteran leader Omar Hassan Al Bashir in April in response to months of protests over economic hardships and dictatorship.
The makeup of the 11-member Sovereign Council that will run the country for the transition period, superseding the military council which has been disbanded, was completed on Tuesday, comprising six civilian and five military figures. Nine members of the council were sworn in about two hours after Burhan took the oath on Wednesday.


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