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The Transitional Military Council is the current military junta governing Sudan. It was established on 11 April 2019 after the 2019 Sudanese coup d'état, and is headed by Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, Inspector of the Armed Forces, after Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned as leader one day following the coup.[1]

The deputy leader of the Council is the commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagalo.[2] The RSF is the immediate successor organisation to the Janjaweed militia.[2]

The Council's media spokesman is Major General Shams Ad-din Shanto.[3] Some of the Council's other known members were General Galaledin Alsheikh,[4] a former deputy director of security,[5] Lieutenant General Al-Tayeb Babakr Ali Fadeel, who led the public order police,[5] and Lieutenant General Omar Zain al-Abidin served as the leader of the junta's "political committee."[6] All three tendered their resignations on 24 April.[7]

Major General Shanto, in a press conference on 14 April, stated that the Council was inviting the opposition and protestors to name a civilian government[3] (except for the Ministries of Defense and Interior)[citation needed] and a prime minister to lead it,[3] which the junta would then "implement".[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Sudan coup: Military leader vows to 'uproot regime'". BBC News. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members". BBC News. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ Prime Minister of Ethiopia (15 April 2019). "Office of the Prime Minister-Ethiopia". Facebook. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48049936
  6. ^ "Sudan coup: Military warns against disturbances". BBC News. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  7. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-politics/three-members-of-sudan-military-council-resign-after-demand-by-opposition-idUSKCN1S02D8