Sudan has toed the line of change by appointing its first female Chief Justice, Neemat Abdullah Mohamed Khair. She becomes only the fifth female Chief Justices in African after Ghana’s Sophia Akuffo, Seychelles’ Mathilda Twomey, Ethiopia’s Ashenafi and Lesotho’s Nthomeng Majara.
Her appointment comes on the back of the swearing-in of Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister alongside a top general who is tasked to oversee a military-civilian council. (…)
According to reports, a decree saw the appointment of 11 members of the Sovereignty Council, including two women. It comes after several unsuccessful meetings by The Forces of Freedom and Change and the military council to agree on the way forward for Sudan.
Neemat Abdullah Mohamed Khair was selected instead of the perceived Abdelkader Mohamed Ahmed, who was originally the candidate of The Forces of Change for the presidency of the judiciary. (…)
Nemat Kheir was sworn-in by the Head of the Judiciary in front of the Head of the transitional military council, Lieutenant General Abdul Fattah Al Burhan.
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