Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Sudanese Air Force, Lieutenant General Salah Abdel Khalig, Transitional Military Council (TMC), Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Mohamed Hamdan “Hemedti” Dagalo’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Samuel Ramani is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
[January 18 2020 Dagalo accuses Salah Gosh of orchestrating NISS clashes ]
Director of intelligence Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Hassan Damblab handed his resignation after clashes between agents of the General Intelligence Service, formerly known as the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), and government forces killed five people including two soldiers. He replaced Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh
Gen Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo accused former intelligence chief Gen Salah Gosh of orchestrating the rebellion.
Gen Gosh’s whereabouts are unclear, with speculation that he fled Sudan after Bashir was toppled.
[January 16 2020 Bashir’s General Intelligence Service troops in trouble ]
Troops from the regular army and from the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) later stormed the ISS bases amid heavy gunfire.
Two of their officers and three others died, said Sudan’s Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Osman Mohamed Al Hassan.
[January 15 2020]
In the Sudanese capital Khartoum January 14 2020, shots were fired in a dispute between different factions of the country’s armed forces. Soldiers being dismissed from Directorate of General Intelligence Service, formerly National Intelligence and Security Service [NISS] Operations Division fired their weapons in the air in a dispute over payment of their severance. Many NISS soldiers have chosen to be dismissed with a severance as the country’s armed forces restructure in the transition from military rule following Bashir’s ouster. “This division, this operation division, has been there for a really long time. This division is equipped, it is experienced in war, and there’s big numbers of them,” Sudanese journalist Sanosi Adam told VOA from Khartoum . “The real question is why those soldiers who are being discharged are still in service or still holding guns? is this a power thing? do they have leverage over the army?”
[August 28 2019 PM Mohammed Abdalla Hamdok ]
Since oil revenues abruptly ended eight years ago, Sudan’s main foreign exchange earners have been gold and the income from troop deployments in Yemen in support of Saudi forces. Both of these have allegedly fed corruption – and any investigation is likely to focus on General Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, the commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the de facto strongman among the military cabal.
He has promised to abide by the decisions of the civilian government, but whether he will countenance reforms that unravel his business empire – including huge interests in gold mining and export – remains to be seen. Alex de Waal, Tufts University
[August 26 2019]
The new (transitional) prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, took the oath of office on Wednesday, August 21 – on the same day as the new Sovereign Council.
KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Sudan’s Forces of Freedom and Change, the country’s main opposition alliance, has nominated economist Mohammed Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country’s transitional government.
Economist Mohammed Abdalla Hamdok is expected to be appointed prime minister by Sudan’s sovereign council, which is expected to be sworn in August 19 2019 pursuant to the power-sharing agreement signed August 17 2019. Under the agreement, a military leader would head the 11-member council for the first 21 months, followed by a civilian leader for the next 18. It would also establish a cabinet appointed by the activists and a legislative body and was signed by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy chief of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), and Ahmed al-Rabie, who represented the Alliance for Freedom and Change umbrella group.. Hamdok served as deputy executive secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa since 2011. He holds a master of arts and doctoral degrees from the School of Economic Studies-University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Khartoum.