Sudan’s Coup Leader Steps Down

By Ikenga Chronicles April 13, 2019

Sudan’s Coup Leader Steps Down

Awad Ibn Auf, Sudan’s Defence Minister and leader of the coup that seized power from Omar al-Bashir, has stepped down.

He announced his decision to step down at a nationwide broadcast on Friday.

Auf had first announced that the military would be in charge of the country for two years before conducting elections.

But the protesters who had earlier demanded the resignation of al-Bashir before the military ended the 30-year regime of the former president, had mounted pressure on the military to leave.

They refused to leave the streets, saying the coup leaders were too close to Bashir.