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Sudan’s Omar Al Bashir Moved To Maximum Security Prison

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Sudan’s former president Omar Al-Bashir has been moved to a maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup.

Reports say the former leader has been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard until now.  He is reportedly being held in solitary confinement and is surrounded by tight security.

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Months of protests in the Sudan led to the ousting and arrest of the long-time ruler on Thursday.  The coup leader at the time, Awad Ibn Auf, says Bashir was being detained in a “safe place” after his removal.  He himself stood down soon afterwards.

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Lieutennt General, Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan was then named as head of the transitional military council, to become Sudan’s third leader in as many days.

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Demonstrators have vowed to stay on the streets until there is an immediate move to civilian rule.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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