August 21, 2019 / 11:44 AM / 2 months ago

Military, civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body sworn in

Sudan's Head of Transitional Military Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, celebrates the signing of the power sharing deal, that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventual elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Military and civilian members of Sudan’s new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, were sworn in on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Khartoum, state news agency SUNA said.

The 11-member Council replaces the now-defunct Transitional Military Council, the head of which, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, was sworn in as head of the Sovereign Council earlier on Wednesday.

One member of the Sovereign Council will be sworn in at a later date, SUNA said.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Yousef Saba; ; editing by John Stonestreet

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