Sudan swears in new ruling council Aug 22, 2019 0 355 12345 Sudan took further steps in its transition towards civilian rule on Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council, to be followed by the appointment of a prime minister.The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought down longtime ruler Omar al Bashir in April. As a result of Wednesday’s move, it was the first time that Sudan was not under full military rule since Bashir’s coup d’etat in 1989.The first steps of the transition after the mass celebrations that marked the August 17 adoption of a transitional constitution proved difficult however.The names of the joint civilian-military sovereign council’s 11 members were eventually announced late on Tuesday.General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, who already headed the TMC, was sworn in as the chairman of the new sovereign council in the morning. Burhan took the oath in a short ceremony. He will be Sudan’s head of state for the first 21 months of the 39-month transition period, until a civilian takes over for the remainder. RELATED ARTICLES Deputy Amir meets outgoing Swedish envoy Aug 22, 2019 0 1612 Qatari, son’s enforced disappearance in Saudi Arabia: NHRC Aug 22, 2019 0 1086 IndiGo to start four new flights to India next month Aug 22, 2019 0 1596 Fully prepared for new academic year: MoI QNA Doha The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced that all preparations for the new academic year, which starts next week, have been completed. The MoI said all the departments concerned were ready to welcome the new .. Registration and transfer of students in public schools to run until Sept 5 The registration and transfer of students for the academic year 2019-20 started on Wednesday in public schools for all the educational levels, according to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The .. South Africa exempts Qataris from entry visa requirements QNA Doha The Republic of South Africa has decided to exempt Qatari passport holders from the requirements of entry visa and allow them to stay for a period of 90 days, as of August 15, 2019. This was announced by an official .. Saudi-UAE-led coalition killed 47 Yemen fishermen in 2018: HRW A Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed dozens of fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year, a leading rights group has said. Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday called ..