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Army seizes buildings and arrests former regime actors in South Darfur

April 29 - 2019 SOUTH DARFUR
Vehicles at the head of a military convoy of government forces in North Darfur (file photo)
Vehicles at the head of a military convoy of government forces in North Darfur (file photo)

The Sudan Armed Forces have seized multiple government and institutional buildings in South Darfur, pledging to arrest actors who participated in the former regime.

The acting governor of South Darfur, Maj Gen Hashim Mahmoud, announced on Sunday that his government has taken measures to seize the offices of the National Congress Party and its vehicles, after the army takes inventory of and secures them.

Seized buildings include headquarters of the National Congress Party, the Popular Police, the Popular Defence Forces, and the Charitable Organisation for Support of the Armed Forces. According to Mahmoud, they will be turned into service facilities for citizens.

The governor also announced the dissolution of all the popular committees in South Darfur and closure of their accounts. He pledged that all figures of the former regime, led by President Omar Al Bashir, would be arrested as directed by the Transitional Military Council, which took power on April 11 by means of a coup. The governor said that he would sit with the forces of Freedom and Change in the state and listen to their demands.


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