Sudan protest leaders report attempt to disperse sit

Sudan protest leaders report attempt to disperse sit

The statement comes nearly a week since the Sudanese military deposed President Omar al-Bashir, who had held power for 30 years, on April 11 following months of peaceful protests that brought the country to a standstill.

"Remember, we are talking about a regime that has been deep-rooted in power for 30 years, so the SPA and other powers behind this protest know. that the top ranks of the military, those who have staged this coup, will not easily give up the power that the military used to have in Sudan", Vall said. For more CNBC Africa is joined by Emery Nzirabatinya, an Expert on International Relations.

In a communique on Monday, the African Union's Peace and Security Council called for Sudan's military to transfer power to a "transitional civilian-led political authority" within 15 days or face suspension from the AU.

Since then the head of the military council and of Sudan's powerful intelligence services have both been replaced, as protesters have continued to call for change.

A military spokesman said Sunday it will name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet - but not a president - to help govern the country.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of demonstrators continue to gather in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum.

In the footage, an officer is heard saying they came to open roads, "clean the area" and remove the barricades set up by the protesters to protect their gathering.

The protesters, numbering about 5,000 with more arriving, chanted "Freedom, freedom" and "Revolution, revolution", and appealed to the army to protect them.

The SPA also called for the seizure of the party's assets and the arrest of its prominent figures.

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"Afterwards, the SPA will be comprised of unions, and will be a guardian of democracy in Sudan", she added.

On Saturday evening, the new military ruler named NISS deputy head Jalaluddin Sheikh to the council, with Himeidti as its deputy head.

Some drummed and waved national flags as they mingled in the street, while others took shelter from the sun under parasols and makeshift tents.

On Monday the military council said it was restructuring the joint forces command, appointing a new chief of staff for the army and a deputy.

The protest outside the compound, which also includes the intelligence headquarters and the presidential residence, began on April 6, after more than three months of protests triggered by a deepening economic crisis. Previous attempts to break up the sit-in before al-Bashir's ouster last Thursday killed dozens of people.

There has been no mention of the reasons why they were picked up and who exactly had been arrested.

Bashir, his former interior minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, and Ahmed Haroun, the former head of the ruling party, will be charged with corruption and the death of protesters, two sources with direct knowledge of events told CNN.

On Sunday night, the council announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Abu Baker Mustafa as the new head of NISS in a televised announcement in which it also announced the sacking of Khartoum's envoy to Washington Mohamed Atta.

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