Sunday, August 14, 2022

Sudan’s military removes defence minister, names new intelligence head


KHARTOUM: Sudan’s military council has removed defence minister Awad Ibn Auf from his role and appointed a new intelligence chief, a spokesperson said on Sunday.

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), Shams El Din Kabbashi Shinto, the spokesperson, said.

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



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