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Sudan Looks to the Future After New Sovereign Council Sworn in

August 24, 2019

Sudan Looks to the Future After New Sovereign Council Sworn in

August 24, 2019

Radio France Internationale ( August 21 2019) – Sudan’s new sovereign council was sworn in on Wednesday, the first step towards full civilian rule, the first time the country was not under full military rule since 1989.

The new council replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after strongman Omar al-Bashir was toppled after a culmination of street protests in April.

The 11 joint civilian and military members were announced Tuesday after some continued grappling in the opposition, with General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan switching hats from head of the TMC to chair of the new council.

Burhan is the recognized head of state during the first 21 months of the transition period, followed by 18 months where a civilian will be placed as head of state.

(…) The composition of the new sovereign council includes two women, and a member of the Christian minority. Read more

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