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16 Persons Killed At A Protest And Sit–Ins In Sudan

by Anita Ogona

Reports says 16 persons were killed and 20 others injured by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins in Sudan.

A Sudanese police spokesman Hashem Ali in a statement as the nation waited to hear from its newly appointed leader said Government buildings and private property were also attacked.

The transitional military council said on Saturday the head of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post.
“The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah Burhan, has accepted the resignation of… the chief of NISS,” the council said.

Ghosh had overseen a sweeping crackdown led by NISS agents against protesters taking part in four months of mass demonstrations.

The spy chief’s resignation comes less than 24 hours after the Sudanese military replaced the country’s transitional leader who had been in power only one day.

Thousands of jubilant protesters celebrated in the streets of Khartoum on Friday, after Defence Minister General Awad ibn Auf, announced he was stepping down as head of the ruling military council.

He had been named the de facto leader after President Omar al-Bashir was forced out of office on Thursday after 30 years of rule.

Ibn Auf said he would be replaced by General Abdel Fattah Burhan, general inspector of the armed forces, as head of the transitional council, which will rule the country for two years until elections.

Meanwhile the military says it has no need to hold power beyond the agreed timeline to hand over power to civilian rule. “This is for the benefit of our nation … This country has great people and a great army,” Ibn Auf said in a brief TV statement, adding that he hoped the civilians and the military would work together.

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