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Sudanese protesters demand immediate move to civilian rule

Sudanese protesters demand immediate move to civilian rule

Leaders heading the protests in Sudanese capital Khartoum have called on its supporters to stay in the streets two days after the military coup.

They are demanding an immediate move to civilian rule after the army overthrew embattled leader Omar al-Bashir while the military wants to hold power for two years, after elections.

BBC reports that security chief Gen Salah Gosh has resigned in an apparent new concession.

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It was gathered that his departure was announced hours after the coup leader himself, Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf, stepped aside while no official reason has been given for both departures.

It was also learnt on Saturday that Gen Gosh, head of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) which has powerful forces within the capital, had also resigned.

The general has been a key ally of Mr Bashir since the early 1990s and is among 17 Sudanese officials indicted for genocide, human right abuses and war crimes in the Darfur region by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2009.

By Todimu Ogunade…

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