Head of Sudan’s now-defunct military council sworn in as head of new sovereign council

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FILE PHOTO: Sudan’s Head of Transitional Military Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, listens to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during 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) – General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the outgoing head of Sudan’s military council, was sworn in as head of the newly-formed Sovereign Council in front of the head of the country’s judiciary.

The remaining 10 members of the Sovereign Council will be sworn in later on Wednesday. Prime Minister-nominee Abdalla Hamdok is also expected to be sworn in later in the day.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Toby Chopra

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