Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down hours after toppling Omar al-Bashir | The Independent

Sudan’s defence minister Awad Ibn Auf has stepped down as head of the country’s transitional military council a day after former president Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup.Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan will be the new head of the transitional military council, Mr Ibn Auf said in a speech broadcast on state television on Friday.The country’s long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was removed as president on Thursday and arrested by the military.From extras.It came after months of protests which began in December over rising prices and culminated in clashes between his loyalist security branches and the uniformed armed forces.The army has said the country will be under military rule for two years followed by elections.

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