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Sudan coup leader fires ambassadors who opposed takeover

Several Sudanese ambassadors abroad vowed to resist Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan's military junta in Khartoum.
Sudan's top army general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, speaks during a press conference at the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum on Oct. 26, 2021.

The leader of a military coup that overthrew Sudan’s civilian-led government on Oct. 25 dismissed several Sudanese ambassadors abroad after they publicly vowed to resist his takeover.

Sudan’s ambassadors to the United States, the European Union, the United Nations mission in Geneva, France, China and Qatar were all fired, Sudanese state television reported, a day after the envoys and others signed a public letter pledging loyalty to the deposed civilian-led government.

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