Sudan defense minister sworn in as head of interim military council

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 11:34 GMT

Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, an ex-military intelligence chief talks to the media after being sworn in as first vice president of Sudan - Reuters

Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, an ex-military intelligence chief talks to the media after being sworn in as first vice president of Sudan - Reuters

KHARTOUM - 12 April 2019: Sudan’s state-run broadcaster said Defense Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf on Thursday sworn in as head of the interim military council that will run the country for two years, The Sudanese TV reported.

The move is being taken after the military ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday following nearly four months of expanding protests.

The broadcaster said military chief of staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf al-Mahi will be the deputy head of the council.

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