Sudanese protesters delay naming of civilian government

2019-04-26 07:25
People demonstrate at a rally in solidarity with the Sudanese population in struggle, at the Place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva. (Martial Trezzini, Keystone via AP)

People demonstrate at a rally in solidarity with the Sudanese population in struggle, at the Place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva. (Martial Trezzini, Keystone via AP)

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The organisers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power are delaying their announcement of a transitional civilian government as they hold new negotiations with the ruling military council.

The protesters suspended talks with the military last weekend, saying key figures in the council were too close to al-Bashir. But on Wednesday they resumed negotiations, and three members of the council resigned from their posts, apparently in response to the protesters' demands.

The Sudanese Professionals Association, which spearheaded the protests, had planned to announce a transitional civilian government at a mass rally on Thursday. But Ahmed Rabie, a senior member of the group, says it will delay the announcement and instead focus on forming different committees to hold talks with the military.

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