Bashir appoints new Defence Minister


President Omar Hassan Ahamed al Bashir appointed Lt. Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed bin Awaf as Sudan’s new Minister for National Defence yesterday, according to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA).

Awaf is a former head of military intelligence in the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and held a diplomatic post in Oman after retiring from the army. He takes up the post which was covered by an interim minister.

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