Segundo presidente sudanês a cair em 48 horas

Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council (Al Jazeera):
The head of Sudan's ruling military council has resigned in a speech broadcast live on state television, naming Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan as his successor. (...)

Protesters in Khartoum greeted the move with "ululations and cheers", said Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan.

"People are celebrating on the streets; they are saying that they managed to topple President Omar al-Bashir after four months of protests and less than 48 hours after the military council took over, they managed to bring down Ibn Auf, too," she said from the capital.

Burhan, who was appointed as al-Bashir's chief of staff and head of the ground forces in February, did not have the "same tainted record" as that of other al-Bashir era officials, she said, citing accusations of war crimes against both the former president and his successor during the 2003-2008 war in Sudan's western region of Darfur. (...)

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which spearheaded the months-long demonstrations that triggered al-Bashir's overthrow on Thursday, hailed Ibn Auf's departure as a "triumph of the will of the masses".

However, it called on residents of Khartoum to continue their days-long sit-in outside the army headquarters, in defiance of a nighttime curfew imposed by the army, until their demands for a civilian-led transitional government and democratic reforms, as outlined in the January Declaration of Freedom and Change, were met.

They called for a "total strike until the full transfer of power" and urged supporters elsewhere in the country to take to the streets outside the military's various posts "until these demands are fully implemented".
[Os meus leitores já devem ter notado que entrei de novo em modo "pegar num país em crise política e fazer posts de hora a hora sobre ele" - de vez em quando dá-me para isso]

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