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

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

Read: Sudan protesters demand civilian rule, military council says ready to comply

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.

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