Sudan army chief freezes bank accounts of rival RSF
- AFRICAFEATUREDINTERNATIONAL NEWS
- May 15, 2023
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Sudan’s army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has issued a directive to freeze the bank accounts of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) group and its affiliated companies.
In a number of decrees on Sunday, Gen Burhan also retired four military officers linked to the group.
One of the affected officers is Brig Gen Omar Hamdan Ahmed, a relative of RSF commander Gen Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, and who is currently heading a delegation of the paramilitary force for peace talks with Sudan’s army’s in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Gen Burhan also sacked central bank governor Hussain Yahia Jankol and appointed Borai El Siddiq in his place.
He did not provide a reason for Mr Jankol’s sacking.
Meanwhile, state-run channel Sudan TV resumed its satellite broadcasts on Sunday, a week after going off air.
The station’s transmission has been cut several times since the fighting between the army and the RSF began on 15 April.
It continues to give prominence to the army’s claims against the RSF.