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Sudan conflict: RSF’s bank accounts frozen

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The bank accounts of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) group and its affiliated companies have been frozen by Sudan’s army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

This happened due to a directive issued by chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Sunday. He also retired some four military officers affiliated to the RSF.

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Among the victims 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.

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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.

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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.


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