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Sudan coup leader says he’ll appoint new premier within week


Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese general who seized power in a coup this week says the military he heads will soon appoint a technocrat prime minister to rule alongside it. Abdel-Fattah Burhan said in an interview with Russia’s state-owned Sputnik news agency published Friday that the new premier will form a cabinet that will share leadership of the country with the armed forces. On Monday, Burhan dissolved the transitional government and detained Prime Minister Abddalla Hamdok, many government officials and political leaders in a coup condemned by the U.S. and the West. The military allowed Hamdok to return home under guard the following day after international pressure. 

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