SUDAN WATCH: Salah Abdallah Gosh becomes Presidential Adviser - Sudan's new security chief is Mohamed Atta Al-Moula

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Salah Abdallah Gosh becomes Presidential Adviser - Sudan's new security chief is Mohamed Atta Al-Moula

From AFP, Thursday, 13 August 2009:
Sudanese president names new intelligence chief: state media
KHARTOUM — Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir has replaced the influential intelligence chief Salah Gosh with his close aide in the agency, the official Suna news agency reported early Friday.

"President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omar Al-Beshir, has issued a Republican Decree appointing Salah Abdalla (Gosh), as a Presidential Advisor," a statement said.

It said general Mohamed Atta Al-Moula would take over as the head of the National Security and Intelligence Organ.

Salah Abdalla, known as Salah Gosh, had run the Sudanese intelligence services since the end of the 1990s and remains one of the most influential figures in Sudan.

Photo: Photo: Sudanese security chief Salah Abdullah Gosh (SMC/ST/Sudan Watch archive)

Further reading
Sudan Watch, 10 March 2006 - Sudan's head of intelligence Sala Gosh given entry to UK:
April 29, 2005 Reuters excerpt:  The chief of Sudan's Mukhabarat intelligence agency, Maj. Gen. Salah Abdallah Gosh, told the [LA] Times: "We have a strong partnership with the CIA. The information we have provided has been very useful to the United States." Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail acknowledged in an interview that the Mukhabarat already had served as the eyes and ears of the CIA in neighboring countries, including Somalia, a sanctuary for Islamic militants.
Sudan Watch, 12 March 2006 - Sudan's Salah Gosh met UK and US officials last week in London for talks on al-Qaeda and Darfur peace process
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Sudan Tribune, Friday 14 August 2009.

Sudan intelligence chief replaced

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