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Sudan general dissolves transitional authorities, says committed to international deals

In this file photo taken on October 31, 2019, then-president of the Sudanese Transitional Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, speaks during an army exercise on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)
In this file photo taken on October 31, 2019, then-president of the Sudanese Transitional Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, speaks during an army exercise on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

The chairman of Sudan’s ruling body General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announces the dissolution of the transitional government and the sovereign council and declares a nationwide state of emergency.

Just hours after the information ministry said most of the civilians in the two bodies had been detained, including the prime minister, Burhan reiterates his commitment to “the transition towards a civilian state.”

He says he will form a “competent” government, pledged to create numerous state institutions like the supreme court, and says Sudan remains committed to international agreements it has signed.

It isn’t immediately clear whether this means the new leadership will follow through on last year’s normalization deal with Israel.

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