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Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan April 14, 2019. Image Credit: Reuters

Khartoum: 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.

Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Mustafa will replace Salah Abdallah Mohammad Saleh, known as Salah Gosh, as chief of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Shams Al Din Kabbashi Shinto 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 which led to the ousting of former President Omar Al Bashir last week would be released.

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