QT-Online / Saturday, April 13, 2019 / Categories: Top News Sudan military council chief announces resignation Sudan defense minister ibn Ouf says on TV he's stepping down as transitional leader a day after ousting the president. Sudan's ruling military council asked support from Arab states on Friday to overcome the current political crisis in the country following a military coup. "Sudan's ruling military council asks support from Arab ambassadors amid foreign pressures on the country due to the political crisis," Omar Zein al-Abideen, the chairman of the military-political committee said. On Thursday, the army announced the "removal" of al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan since 1989, following months of popular demonstrations against his rule. It also announced the imposition of a two-year "transitional phase" to be overseen by the military council; the suspension of Sudan's 2005 constitution; and the dissolution of the country's presidency, parliament and council of ministers. Sudanese opposition parties and professional unions, for their part, have voiced their "total rejection" of what they describe as a "military coup". Previous Article Protesters demand change, not military rule in Sudan, Algeria Next Article French female weightlifter breaks arm in two places during 110kg attempt Print 960 Rate this article: 5.0 Please login or register to post comments.