This file photo of Salih Ghosh. AFP
The head of Sudan's feared National Intelligence and Security Service, Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country's new military rulers said on Saturday.
"The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has accepted the resignation of... the chief of NISS," the transitional military council said.
Ghosh had overseen a sweeping crackdown led by NISS agents against protesters taking part in four months of mass demonstations that led up to the toppling of veteran president Omar Al Bashir in a palace coup by the army on Thursday.
Thousands of protesters, opposition activists and journalists were arrested.
Celebrations erupted on the streets of Khartoum, where thousands of protesters waved flags and illuminated mobile phones in the darkness and drivers hooted car horns. People chanted: "The second has fallen!" a reference to Ibn Auf and Bashir, witnesses said.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has directed to communicate with Sudan’s transitional military council to explore the prospects of accelerating aid for the brotherly people of Sudan.
In a statement this evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation described the development as a "step forward reflecting the ambitions of the brotherly people of Sudan towards security, stability and development."
A Senegalese woman television presenter was in custody after her allegations of rape against minority Fulanis sparked protests outside her studio, her employers and police said.
This video shows the King, Queen Rania and their children having a simple Iftar. Queen Rania captioned the clip, “Wonderful to have the whole family together for Iftar.”
Indian PM Narendra Modi on Sunday received a telephone call from his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan who congratulated him on the BJP's historic victory in the Lok Sabha elections and his re-election to the highest office in India.