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Burhan sacks Hemedti as deputy of Sudan Sovereignty Council

By Bida Elly David

The commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti) has been sacked by his boss General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan as the deputy of the Sudan’s transitional Sovereignty Council.

This development came into effect through a decree which also saw the appointment of Malik Agar as Dagalo’s replacement.

In a statement seen by No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Friday, General Abdel Fattah did not however clarify the axing of his former deputy turned rival.

“Today, the President of the Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, issued a constitutional decree relieving the Vice-President of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, from his post, as of today, May 19, 2023,” the decree partly read.

Gen. Burhan further directed the secretariat of the council to implement the decree without failures from the date of its announcement.

The army announced that Al-Burhan has named Malik Agar, the chair of the SPLM-North (Agar) as an acting deputy chair for the council, effective immediately.”

Recently, Boboya James, a South Sudanese political analyst in an interview predicted danger if the two rivals continued to work together in the same government.

Boboya noted that the system in Sudan under the two principals will worsen and the Country would lose more lives as the two military heads wouldn’t admit mistakes for amity.

He further said that South Sudan as a Country, IGAD, African Union would not restore peace in the Sudan following the logger heads that the two militants had towards leadership of the Country.

“If the two warrying parties could not listen to the United Nations, African Union, IGAD and other peace partners, how can peace prevail in Sudan,” he questioned.

He suggested that the two warrying generals should be left until they voluntarily forgive themselves without intervention.

Experts underscored that despite relieve of Mohamed Hamdan from his political seat, conflict in the Sudan will not decline rather further escalation is believed to emerge and citizens will majorly be victimized.

The two militants recently agreed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the declaration of ceasefire to allow access to humanitarian assistance to war survivors in the broken Sudan but the hope of the ceasefire is losing its value with the unexpected decree.


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