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BREAKING: Sudan coup leader resigns, names successor

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Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, the military chief who led the coup that ousted long-serving Omar al-Bashir has resigned his position.

He named Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan as his successor, following renewed protests that the coup leaders were too close to ousted leader al-Bashir.

The move comes barely 48-hours after the military high command announced taking power from Bashir.

Awad had only in February this year been named defense minister in what is now Bashir’s last cabinet reshuffle.

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