Sudan ruler sacks Khartoum envoy to Washington: spokesman

In this file photo taken on January 14, 2017 is sacked Khartoum's envoy to Washington Mohamed Ata. PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Under Atta, NISS had stepped up its overall crackdown on opposition activists and anti-government media coverage.

  • He was replaced as NISS chief by Salih Ghosh, who himself resigned after long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted on Thursday.

  • On Sunday, the military council appointed Abu Baker Mustafa as chief of NISS.



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