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SUDAN: Lt. Gen Burhan sworn in as leader of Transitional Council

SUDAN: Lt. Gen Burhan sworn in as leader of Transitional Council

Strife plagued Sudan has began its 39-month long transition to democracy by swearing in Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan as the leader of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC).

For the first 21-months, Burhan will lead a group of six civilians and four other military officers with room also reserved for a prime minister and cabinet.

The new government comes after Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April.

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In a related development, the trial of al-Bashir began on Monday with a detective telling a court in Sudan that the former leader admitted to receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia.

According to police investigator Ahmed Ali, embattled Mohamed al-Bashir admitted to receiving $25m (£21m) from Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

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