The commander of the Sudanese army, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who presides over the Sovereignty Council, issued a constitutional decree dismissing his opponent, Lieutenant General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, from his position as deputy head of the Sovereignty Council, about a month after the outbreak of war between them.
In a brief statement, the Sovereignty Council announced that Daglo was “exempted” from his position as vice-president of the Sovereignty Council, according to a constitutional decree. Likewise, he issued another constitutional decree appointing Malik Agar, the leader of one of the wings of the Sudan Liberation Movement (North), as Vice-President of the Sovereignty Council. Agar was a member of the Sovereignty Council.
In Nyala, the capital of North Darfur, the fighting left 18 people dead, according to the Sudan Doctors Syndicate. Witnesses reported continued fighting in the city on Friday.
The battles have continued in Sudan between the army forces and the Rapid Support Forces since April 15, and have so far caused about a thousand deaths and led to the displacement and refuge of about a million Sudanese. Likewise, 25 million people, or about half of the population, need humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations.