Sudan protest groups calls for strike starting next Tuesday

first_img Advertising The announcement, issued in a statement posted on social media, comes after talks between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and an alliance of protest groups on the composition of a sovereign body to lead the country during a three-year transition to democracy.Talks were adjourned in the early hours of Tuesday, with no date set for resumption, but sources said contacts were continuing at a low level trying to reach a compromise.Last month, Sudan’s military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir following months of protests against his three decades in power. The military has promised to hand over power to an elected government after a transitional period. Sudanese man shot dead during protest as sides wrangle over transition Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown Chandrayaan-2 gets new launch date days after being called off Sudan’s military rulers say coup attempt thwarted Ayodhya dispute: Mediation to continue till July 31, SC hearing likely from August 2 Related News Best Of Express center_img By Reuters |Khartoum (sudan) | Published: May 25, 2019 11:40:33 am P Rajagopal, Saravana Bhavan founder sentenced to life for murder, dies Post Comment(s) Amid US silence, Gulf nations back the military in Sudan’s revolution Protesters pass military vehicles as they march to the site of a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. In recent days, both military and protest leaders have spoken positively about the possibility of a power-sharing council to run Sudan before elections due to take place up to two years from now. (Bryan Denton/The New York Times)A coalition of Sudanese protest and opposition groups on Friday called for two days of strikes in private and public enterprises next week as part of pressure on military rulers to hand over power to civilians. Advertising A representative of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in the DFCF said both sides were looking at proposals to break the impasse, including a rotating presidency, and for decisions to be made by a two-third majority rather than a simple majority, adding that a deal could be reached before next Tuesday.In remarks published on Wednesday, the deputy head of the transitional council told an Egyptian newspaper that the military wanted to hand power to a democratically elected government as soon as possible.But Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who is widely known as Hemedti and leads the feared paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), said the military were impatient for a solution. Sudan, one of Africa’s largest countries, is important for efforts to bring stability to an important area stretching from the Horn of Africa to Libya.In a statement distributed on social media, the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) called for a strike starting at private and public enterprises that will include various professional sectors starting on Tuesday.“The strike will continue for two days, and involved gathering at the protest squares in the national and state capitals,” the statement said.The transitional military council has called for establishing a civilian government of technocrats. It has also said it was ready to share power with civilians in a transitional sovereign body but has been demanding overall control of the body.last_img read more