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Sudan protests in front of Egypt embassy against Sisi’s interference in country’s affairs

April 26, 2019 at 4:54 am

Sudanese rally outside the Egyptian embassy in the capital Khartoum, on 25 April 2019 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP /Getty]

Hundreds of Sudanese marched on Thursday from the sit-in square in front of the army headquarters to the Cairo embassy in Khartoum, condemning what they called Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s “interference” in the Sudanese issue.

Witnesses said that the participants in the march chanted slogans, such as “Tell Al-Sisi this is Sudan, your borders are just (until) Aswan,” referring to the border between the two countries.

According to an eyewitness, hundreds marched through Al-Gomhouria Street, one of the main streets in central Khartoum, on their way to the embassy, ​​chanting against Al-Sisi interference.

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 Activists posted on social networking sites videos of protesters in central Khartoum chanting against Al-Sisi.

The participants at a Consultative Summit on Sudan issue, hosted by Cairo on Tuesday, agreed to extend the deadline of the African Union to hand over power to a transitional government in Sudan from 15 days to three months.

The Presidents of Chad, Djibouti, Rwanda, the Congo, Somalia, South Africa, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and representatives of Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria participated in the Consultative Summit in Cairo.

Egypt has repeatedly announced its support for the Sudanese people’s choice and called for the intensification of international efforts to help Khartoum get out of its crisis.