Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have signed a document that outlines a powersharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify division of powers.
Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to streets in Sudan calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is urging Sudan’s transitional authorities to hand over or prosecute ousted president Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur.
UN experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a “human rights abyss” in the aftermath of the Sudanese security forces’ deadly break-up of the main protest sit-in in the capital, Khartoum.
Sudan’s ruling military has blamed the country’s protest movement for an escalation as the second day of the opposition’s general strike kicked in during the protesters’ latest bid to pressure the army to hand over power to civilian rule.
Sudan’s ruling generals and protesters behind months of mass demonstrations that drove autocrat Omar al-Bashir from power have failed to strike a deal but agree to keep talking.
Sudan’s ruling generals and the protesters who drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month have said they are making progress in negotiations and have agreed on the length of the country’s transition period.
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.