March 17, 2020 / 4:53 PM / 15 days ago

Sudan orders arrest of former foreign minister over 1989 coup

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The Sudanese prosecutor’s office on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former foreign minister Ali Karti for his role in the 1989 coup which brought Omar al-Bashir to power.

It also said in a statement that his assets would be frozen and that arrest warrants had been issued for five other people.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Gareth Jones

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