New Military Council Leader Promises Sudanese Civilian Government

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Published on April 13, 2019 - Duration: 00:49s

New Military Council Leader Promises Sudanese Civilian Government

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, the new head of Sudan's military council said that a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and promised the transition period would last a maximum of two years, as protesters kept up pressure for rapid change.

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman reportedly said in his first televised address that he was also cancelling a night curfew ordered by his predecessor and ordered the release of all prisoners jailed under emergency laws put in place by ousted President Omar al-Bashir.

Reuters reports that a coalition of groups leading the protests said that they had accepted by the armed forces to meet on Saturday for a discussion to set up a new civilian government.

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