Sudan Sacks its Spy Chief
Sudan’s intelÂliÂgence chief, Salah Gosh has been relieved of his post and appointed adviser to PresÂiÂdent Omar al-Bashir. Human rights group have accused Gosh of playÂing a sigÂnifÂiÂcant role in abuses that took place in the westÂern region of DarÂfur. Human Rights Watch had called for the ICC to invesÂtiÂgate Gosh’s role in the government’s attempt to quash rebels in DarÂfur. PresÂiÂdent Bashir issued a repubÂliÂcan decree appointÂing Gosh as PresÂiÂdenÂtial Adviser.
The curÂrent deputy intelÂliÂgence chief and direcÂtor of national secuÂrity, Mohammed Atta al-Moula will replace Gosh as the new Chief of IntelÂliÂgence. The new intelÂliÂgence chief is a qualÂiÂfied engiÂneer who joined the IntelÂliÂgence serÂvice in 1992. The govÂernÂment did not give any reaÂson for movÂing the influÂenÂtial Gosh from his posiÂtion but there are specÂuÂlaÂtions that by bringÂing him closer to the presÂiÂdency and under the watchÂful eye of PresÂiÂdent Bashir, Gosh’s activÂiÂties will be much closely observed and scruÂtiÂnised
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