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Sudan’s Army Chief Unveils New Sovereign Council After Coup

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

Photographer: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images
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Sudan’s army chief announced a new sovereign council, the top decision-making body in the African country, digging in more than two weeks after staging a coup.

Top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan heads the latest version of the council, while militia leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo remains deputy, state news agency SUNA said Thursday. While some ex-rebels who sat on the previous 14-member body were included, several civilian politicians were replaced.