Foreign media: Sudanese Defense Minister will lead the Military Transitional Commission

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 Foreign media: Sudanese Defense Minister will lead the Military Transitional Commission


Overseas Network, April 12 (Reuters) - Sudanese National Television reported on Thursday (11) that Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf would lead the Military Transitional Commission and the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Kamal Abdul Murof Al-mahi, would act as his deputy. The television station showed pictures of these officials taking the oath of office.

Screenshots of Reuters reports

The Russian Satellite News Agency reported earlier that Sudanese Defense Minister announced that Sudanese President Bashir had been arrested and that the military would take over power in the next two years of transition, followed by general elections.

According to the Associated Press, the Sudanese Defense Minister said a state of emergency would enter in the next three months. The military also suspended the interim constitution and closed the border and airspace.

Earlier this week, the military clashed with plainclothes-clad intelligence and security personnel trying to disperse thousands of anti-government protestors outside Khartoums Ministry of Defence, killing at least 11 people, including six members of the military, Reuters reported earlier.

Protest crowd (source: Guardian)

In February, President Bashir declared a one-year state of emergency. On Sunday (7 April), thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace in the heart of the capital, Khartoum, chanting anti-government slogans. Police were sent out to send tear gas to the demonstrators and arrest some of them. Dozens of people have died since the protests, the Independent reported.

President Bashir convened an emergency meeting on the 7th to discuss the latest developments in domestic politics. According to Deutsche Presse Agency (DPA), sources close to Bashir said that the president was considering Plan B after agreeing on specific guarantees for the situation, i.e. the transfer of power to the military. According to Reuters, since December last year, protests against the countrys economic situation have erupted across Sudan to protest against rising fuel and bread prices. According to CNN, in 1993, Bashir became President of Sudan. He is 75 years old and has been in power for nearly 30 years. Bashir himself was a soldier. He joined the Sudanese Army in 1960 and graduated from the Sudanese Military Academy in 1966. In 1989, Bashir launched a military coup to overthrow the then Prime Minister, Sadiq al-Mahdi. Source: Author of Overseas Network: Liang Yi, Editor in Responsibility: Su Honghong_NBJ9980

President Bashir convened an emergency meeting on the 7th to discuss the latest developments in domestic politics. According to Deutsche Presse Agency (DPA), sources close to Bashir said that the president was considering Plan B after agreeing on specific guarantees for the situation, i.e. the transfer of power to the military. According to Reuters, since December last year, protests against the countrys economic situation have erupted across Sudan to protest against rising fuel and bread prices.

According to CNN, in 1993, Bashir became President of Sudan. He is 75 years old and has been in power for nearly 30 years. Bashir himself was a soldier. He joined the Sudanese Army in 1960 and graduated from the Sudanese Military Academy in 1966. In 1989, Bashir launched a military coup to overthrow the then Prime Minister, Sadiq al-Mahdi.