Ibn Auf steps down as leader of 'transition' in Sudan

African Union chief Moussa Faki

Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf is sworn in as a head of Military Transitional Council in Sudan in this still image taken from video on April 11, 2019.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says two years of potential military rule in Sudan "is not the answer" for "real change" in the country.

Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters have been rallying in front of the military headquarters in Khartoum, against the military takeover of power after ousting longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir on Thursday.

However, demonstrators fear the coup leaders are too close to deposed President Omar al-Bashir.

Among Mr Ibnauf's opening statements was that Bashir had been arrested and was in a safe place in Khartoum.

The move follows calls by Amnesty International for Sudan to handover Al-Bashir to ICC.

State TV and radio interrupted programming and Mr Ibn Auf announced "the toppling of the regime".

On Bashir's status, it is now clear that he is under arrest but the military heirachy has dismissed categorically any move to extradite him to face global criminal charges at The Hague.

I, the head of the military council, announce I am giving up the post, ' adding he took the decision to preserve the unity of the armed forces. Instead he might go on trial in Sudan.

Читайте также: Brexit: MPs talk ‘absolute nonsense’ while objecting to talks - leader comment

Announcing Bashir's ouster on Thursday and the creation of the military council, Ibn Auf also announced a state of emergency, a nationwide ceasefire and the suspension of the constitution, as well as a nighttime curfew. On Thursday, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch urged the Sudanese military to hand over the ousted leader. That has raised concerned it could disperse the giant protest at the gates of its headquarters by force, sparking new violence.

The European Union urged the army to carry out a "swift" handover to civilian rule while United Nations chief UN chief Antonio Guterres called for a transition that would meet the "democratic aspirations" of the Sudanese people.

Protesters have otherwise largely heeded the calls of organisers to refrain from attacking government official or buildings as they press their campaign for sweeping reform.

The army has insisted that it is not seeking power and Sudan's future would be decided by the protesters.

"If within a month, Sudan became able to run itself without chaos, we are ready to leave even after a month". He said the military commanders were "the sons of Sewar al-Dahab", referring to army chief Abdel-Rahim Sewar al-Dahab, who handed power to a civilian government after a coup in the 1980s.

Thursday's announcement meant "we have not achieved anything", said another protester who gave his name only as Adel.

They chanted "They removed a thief and brought a thief!" and "Revolution!"

The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA), a leading group in the protest campaign that began late past year against Bashir, called ibn Auf and Mahi's resignation a "victory for the will of the masses", but it urged protesters to remain in the streets.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2019 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Julian Assange: Sweden considers reviving rape inquiry
Апр 13, 2019 - 06:44
Assange had been living in the embassy for seven years to escape arrest and possible extradition to the U.S. In June 2012, with his legal avenues exhausted, Assange finally faced extradition to Sweden.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Butcher of Darfur' Omar al-Bashir forced from power in Sudan
Апр 12, 2019 - 02:38
For the first time on Monday, leaders of the protests called for the military's leaders to abandon the president. Despite the ICC indictments, Bashir had regularly visited regional countries and also Russian Federation .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man Utd midfielder Herrera: I'll play for big team next season
Апр 12, 2019 - 02:30
Herrera joined Man Utd from Athletic Bilbao in 2014 and he has since made 187 appearances for the club. The 29-year-old has now added to rumours of a United exit after stating: "I won't close any doors".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IMF Turns More Optimistic About China's Economic Growth in 2019
Апр 12, 2019 - 02:29
The world's second biggest economy had grown by 6.6% in 2018, a setback after achieving record growth rates for the past 28 years. Still, America's ongoing tensions with China and other major trading partners remain a risk for the global economy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marvel Avengers Endgame new ‘Promo Poster’ reveals some details (SPOILER)
Апр 12, 2019 - 01:33
Regardless, the characters are definitely dividing into groups to work toward the same goal, much like they did in Avengers: Infinity War .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Southwest extends Boeing 737 MAX pull out by a week
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:47
Never the less, the US-based low-priced carrier maker with a market capitalization of 101.1 billion did not reveal an end-date. The No.1 US carrier had on March 24 said it had canceled flights through April 24, citing grounding of 737 MAX aircraft .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Captain Marvel look in Avengers: Endgame was Brie Larson's choice
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:47
That is when Hemsworth came up with a plan and it was to stuff Snickers candy bars into her shoes to make her appear taller. And I think as she started to gain a deeper understanding of the character, especially as she approached her own movie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UK’s May concedes Brexit deal won’t pass ‘in near future’
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:46
Corbyn has said he was "waiting to see the red lines move" and had not "noticed any great change in the government's position". Labour's victor in the Newport West by-election, Ruth Jones, said she is against a no-deal exit from the EU.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Unai Emery not anxious about Arsenal's away form
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:43
Ancelotti has also warned his side against complacency, especially in defence following recent performances. "Our home form is excellent, so I am pretty confident when we play at home", he said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:23
LUCAS: Now, Barr also said that all of the redactions will have a note explaining why the information is being kept secret. Mr Giuliani not only insisted that there was "nothing" in the report but also that it should be brought before Congress .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump club security breach accused had multiple devices
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:15
Zhang was asked if a Mar-a-Lago member with the same last name was her father, but Zhang allegedly didn't give a clear answer. AutoRun USB drives are a tool oft-used by security consultants hired to test the physical security of an office space.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nissan Shareholders Approve Dismissal Of Carlos Ghosn
Апр 10, 2019 - 01:47
Ghosn's wife Carole Ghosn has left Japan for France, where she plans to appeal to the French government to help her husband. Instead, a video statement will be shown on Tuesday, said Japan's Foreign Correspondent's Club.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Solskjaer spoke to Alex Ferguson before Barcelona Champions League tie
Апр 10, 2019 - 01:33
However, his form has cooled since, and not by coincidence so has United's with three defeats in their last four games. In the second half they scored and could have scored more. "You can never leave Manchester United unmarked".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gonzalo Higuain intends to sign for Chelsea this summer
Апр 10, 2019 - 01:23
I am small so it is good when I play against tall players as it's very hard for them to change direction when I run at them. You know very well that, in that position, we have some problems because we have only Jorginho.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sterling trims gains as May set to argue for Brexit delay
Апр 10, 2019 - 00:50
The vote was passed in the House of Commons on Tuesday, with 420 lawmakers backing the government motion and 110 voting against. If Britain's exit is delayed beyond May 22, the EU has said it will have to take part in European Parliament elections.