Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf steps down after replacing Omar al-Bashir the day before

The Sudanese military moved swiftly to replace the country’s transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him but said that it would not hand over ousted president, Omar al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.

Thousands of jubilant protesters celebrated in the streets after the defence minister, Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, who was named de facto leader after overthrowing Bashir on Thursday, announced that he was stepping down as transitional leader. He named a reputable army general as his successor.

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