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Sudan’s ruling council appoints new defense minister

May 13, 2020 at 7:24 pm

President of the Sudanese Transitional Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (C), walks alongside military officer during an army exercise on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum on 30 October 2019. [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images]

Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council on Wednesday appointed a former army major general as the country’s new defense minister as his predecessor Gamal Omer died in South Sudan’s capital in late March, Anadolu reports.

In a press release on Wednesday, the Sovereign Council said it has appointed Ibrahim Yassin as the country’s defense minister.

The head of the Sovereign Council, the prime minister and some other ministers have agreed to relieve Health Minister Akram Ali Altoum of his duties, the press release said.

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