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Peace and Security Council gives Sudan's military 15 days to hand power to civilians

April 16, 2019 at 3:23 am

Sudanese protesters rally in the area of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum at sunset on 15 April 2019 [Ashraf SHAZLY/AFP/Getty]

The African Peace and Security Council gave, on Monday, Sudan’s transitional military council a 15-day deadline to hand power over to a civilian government.

The council’s decision was declared during a press conference, on Monday, following a meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to discuss the latest developments of the situation in Sudan, according to the Anadolu Agency’s correspondent.

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The council re-affirmed its rejection of the transitional military council’s takeover of power in Sudan.

The army’s leadership in Sudan announced, on Thursday, that the Sudanese army has forced President Omar Al-Bashir out and arrested him under the influence of popular protests, which have been taking place in the country since 19 December, in addition to the appointment of a transitional military council to manage a two-year transitional period.