Sudan government at odds with army chief over creation of new ‘partnership’ council

A move by Sudan’s army chief to create a new body with broad powers has put him at odds with the country’s transitional government. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan heads Sudan’s sovereign council, a military-civilian body established in August last year. It is Sudan’s highest executive authority and is overseeing a fragile three-year transition to civilian rule after the April 2019 ouster of veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir. But a recent decree by Burhan has established a “Council of Transition Partners” (CTP) that is “responsible for leading the transition period, resolving differences [betwee…

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