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Sudan general names transitional council to steer country after coup

Sudan's top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, speaks during a press conference at the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum, on October 26, 2021. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP)
Sudan's top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, speaks during a press conference at the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum, on October 26, 2021. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP)

Sudan’s de facto ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan names a new transitional council to steer the country after his coup in October, state television reports.

Burhan, who led the ruling Sovereign Council — formed in 2019 after the toppling of long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir — will keep his position as head of the council.

Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, leader of the feared paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, remains his deputy.

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