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Sudan Chief of Police dismissed

July 6 - 2020 KHARTOUM
The dismissed Chief of Police Lt Gen Adil Bashayer (Social media)
The dismissed Chief of Police Lt Gen Adil Bashayer (Social media)

Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok dismissed the Chief of Police and his deputy yesterday. Hamdok appointed Gen Ezzeldin El Sheikh as the new Director General of the Police.

The decision to dismiss Chief of Police Lt Gen Adil Bashayer and his deputy Lt Gen Osman Younes is part of major decisions expected in the two coming weeks, including making changes in the structure and staffing of the police and the security apparatus. The dismissal of several government ministers, and the appointment of civilian governors are among the expected decisions as well.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok asked the acting military governors to continue to function, following the resignation of the military governors of South Darfur, Northern State, and Red Sea state last week.

Hamdok said he did not know when exactly he would announce the appointment of civilian governors. Government sources said it is expected to be this week.

On June 30, millions of Sudanese participated in the marches to commemorate the demonstrators killed in the popular uprising since December 2018, and to demand ‘corrections to the course of the revolution’. In a speech to the nation before the marches, Prime Minister Hamdok promised to set the transitional period ‘back on course’.

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