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Sacked Sudanese official now Saudi government advisor

July 4, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Image of Senior Sudanese official, General Taha Osman Al Hussein on 24 April 2017 [Qatar Tribune/Facebook]

The former Sudanese State Presidential Minister and Director of the President’s office, Taha Osman Al-Hussein, has been appointed by Saudi Arabia as an African Affairs Advisor, Arabi21 reported.

Al-Hussein was dismissed by Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir last month because of what are thought to be differences over Sudan’s decision to take a neutral stance in the dispute between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain against Qatar.

Read: Senior Sudanese official dismissed over Gulf policy differences

Reports later claimed Al-Hussein had offered to orchestrate a coup in Qatar. According to an Arabi21 source: “Othman offered Saudi Arabia and the UAE to carry out a rapid military coup in Qatar and overthrow the regime there.”


Following his dismissal it is believed that Al-Hussein left Khartoum for Saudi Arabia. There have, however, been conflicting reports that he was arrested and is being held in Sudan.