Protesters jubilant as Sudan coup leader steps down after a day

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Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf quits after helping remove ousted president Omar al-Bashir

The Sudanese military has moved swiftly to replace the country’s controversial transitional leader after a single day, following street rallies against him.

Thousands of jubilant protesters celebrated in the streets after the defence minister, Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, who was named de facto leader after overthrowing Omar al-Bashir on Thursday, announced that he was stepping down as transitional leader. He named a reputable army general as his successor.

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