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Chief of Sudan’s ruling body pledges reforms to army following attempted coup

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The general who heads Sudan’s ruling transitional authority pledged on Sunday to reform the army, days after a failed coup.

“We are going to reorganize the armed forces… Partisan activities are banned in the army,” Sovereign Council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said at the opening of a military hospital in Khartoum.

“The armed forces are committed to holding elections on the date fixed for ending the transition” in 2023, he said. “After that, the army will leave the political scene and its role will be limited to protecting the country.”

Sudan is led by a civilian-military administration, under an August 2019 power-sharing deal, signed after former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s ouster by the military in April of that year, following mass protests against his iron-fisted rule.

Sudan’s government said that it thwarted a September........

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