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Sudan forms a sovereign council to lead transition: spokesman

By AFP

Added 21st August 2019 07:13 AM

The line-up of the 11-member council was announced by a spokesman for the Transitional Military Council

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Sudanese children wave small national flags as people celebrate outside the Friendship Hall in the capital Khartoum where generals and protest leaders signed a historic transitional constitution meant to pave the way for civilian rule in Sudan, on August 17, 2019. AFP

The line-up of the 11-member council was announced by a spokesman for the Transitional Military Council

Sudan's generals and opposition alliance on Tuesday formed a sovereign council that will head the country during its three-year transition to civilian rule, a spokesman said.
 
The line-up of the 11-member council was announced by a spokesman for the Transitional Military Council that had taken charge after longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir was forced from power in April.
 
The council includes five members of the military and will be headed by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who was already the head of the TMC.
 
"The president of the sovereign council will be sworn in... at 11:00 am (0900 GMT)" on Wednesday, TMC spokesman Shamseddine Kabbashi said in a short televised address. 
 
It will be headed by a general for the first 21 months and by a civilian for the remaining 18 months of the transitional period, due to end in 2022 with democratic elections.
 
The body also includes Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who is best known by his nickname "Hemeti" and whose paramilitary Rapid Support Forces are blamed by protest leaders for the deadly crackdown on a June 3 sit-in and other exactions.
 
Among the six civilian members of the new ruling council are two women, one of them from Sudan's Christian minority.
 
Herewith a list of the sovereign council's members:
 
MILITARY
 
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (Chairman)
 
Mohamed Hamdan Daglo
 
Shamseddine Kabbashi
 
Yasser al-Atta
 
Ibrahim Jaber
 
CIVILIANS
 
Aisha Mousa
 
Hassan Sheikh Idris
 
Mohamed al-Fakki Suleiman 
 
Sidiq Tawr Kafi 
 
Mohamed al-Taayushi
 
Raja Nicolas Abdel Massih

 

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