Monday, 24 June 2019, 11:14:32 pm
Protest sit-in continues outside Defence Ministry building in Khartoum
April 15, 2019

In Sudan, military council has appointed Colonel General Hashem Abdel Muttalib Ahmed Babakr as army chief of staff.

In a statement today, the council said the military command council is also being restructured.

Meanwhile, protesters moved to block an attempt to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule.

Troops had gathered on three sides of the sit-in and tractors were preparing to remove stone and metal barricades, but protesters joined hands and formed rings around the sit-in area to prevent them.