Woman on Sudan's ruling council quits, saying civilians are being ignored

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  • Sunday, 23 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: Sudan's member of sovereign council Aisha Musa greets players before Sudan's first women's league soccer match at the Khartoum stadium, Khartoum, Sudan September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

KHARTOUM (Reuters) -One of only two women on Sudan's ruling Sovereignty Council said on Saturday she had resigned, accusing the military-dominated transitional government of ignoring civilian voices.

The 14-member military-civilian council was set up along with a cabinet of technocrats to steer Sudan through a transition after the army toppled long-serving autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019 following months of popular protests.

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