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Sudan's Military Council Removes Defence Minister

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:46 GMT

Sudan's military council has removed defence minister Awad Ibn Auf from his role and appointed a new intelligence chief, a spokesman said on Sunday, April 14th, Reuters reported.

Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Mustafa will replace Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh, as chief of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Shamselddine Kabbashi said in a press conference aired on Sunday.

Kabbashi also announced the sacking of Sudan's ambassadors to Washington and Geneva and said all army and police officers who participated in street protests which led to the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir last week would be released. 

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