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Ethiopia’s Abiy to discuss draft agreement with Sudanese stakeholders

June 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is expected Thursday in Khartoum to discuss with the Sudanese stakeholders a draft agreement over the transitional civilian-led authority, Sudan Tribune has learnt on Wednesday.
Sources close to the file disclosed to Sudan Tribune that the draft agreement has been concocted by the Ethiopian Mediator Mahmoud Dirir based on position papers made by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (...)

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Sudan’s opposition, UAE officials discussed peace and issues of mutual concern: Arman

June 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese opposition delegation visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last April in the wake of the fall of the al-Bashir regime to discuss peace in Sudan and other issues of mutual interest, such as political Islam and the war in Yemen, said Yasir Arman, deputy head of the SPLM-N Agar.
In a written statement to Sudan Tribune Arman who is also the Sudan Call's external relations official said the opposition delegation besides his person included Minni Minnawi, (...)

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Sudan armed groups renew calls to form new opposition structures

June 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) reiterated calls to form a leadership council for the opposition coalition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) pointing that the coordination body does no longer fit with the needs of the current stage.
In a statement issued by its office inside the country, the umbrella of the armed groups urged to dissolve the Coordinating Committee of the FFC, stressing that it ended its role with the end of the protest movement and the (...)

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Saudi Arabia says its support goes for Sudanese people

June 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Saudi Arabia is very interested in Sudan's political stability and keen to support the Sudanese people said Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) who voiced his concern about the rising tensions in Sudan after 3 June.
MBS made his statements about Sudan in an interview with the London based Asharq al-Awsat published on Sunday after allegations that his country and the United Emirates are encouraging the military council not to hand over power to the opposition (...)

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Sudan’s military council calls for resumption of discussions on power transfer

June 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A spokesman for the Transitional Military Council (TMC) said that they called for the resumption of negotiations with the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) within 24 hours, as he admitted for the first time that they ordered to disperse the sit-in on June 3.
Pointing to the confidence-building measures made by the two sides, the Council's Spokesperson Shams al-Din Kabbashi told a press conference on Thursday night that the TMC considers that the (...)

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Sudanese army troops committed bloody attack on protest site: official

June 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The spokesman of the Transitional Military Council Thursday announced that the attack on the pro-democracy sit-in was carried out by the army forces during an operation that aimed at "cleaning" another area not far from the protest site, and admitted that these troops have committed "abuses".
The statement was the first public acknowledgement by the Council of responsibility for the killings and abuse of protesters on 3 June. The raid which resulted in the (...)

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U.S. administration to appoint special adviser for Sudan

June 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Former U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth will be appointed as Special Adviser on Sudan to Tibor Nagy the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, reported The Foreign Policy Magazine on Monday evening.
The move comes as over 70 U.S. lawmakers last May urged the State Department to put pressure on the military council to ensure rapid power transfer to a civilian-led government in Sudan.
Also, the US House of Representatives is set (...)

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Sudan’s military council welcomes Ethiopian mediation

June 8, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Transitional Military Council (TMC) Saturday welcomed the Ethiopian mediation, reiterating it was open to negotiating a satisfactory solution.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was in Khartoum on Friday where he held with the Sudanese stakeholders including the TMC, the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) in an attempt to narrow the gaps between the two parties over the transitional institutions.
In a statement released 24 hours after the (...)

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U.S. applauds African Union decision to suspend Sudan’s membership

June 6, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The U.S. State Department has welcomed the decision of the African Union's Peace and Security to suspend Sudan's membership in the AU and announced contacts with United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support efforts for a political solution in Sudan.
"I applaud the African Union for sending this strong message to Sudan's security forces over their killing of innocent civilians, and for demanding a transfer of power to a civilian-led government," said Tibor Nagy the top (...)

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U.S., Saudi Arabia discuss Sudan, as Troika condemn attack on civilians

June 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and the Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Khalid bin Salman discussed the bloody violence in Sudan against protesters as the Troika countries called for power transfer to a civilian-led government.
According to the latest update by the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD), over 100 people were killed by the militiamen of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) who stormed the site of protest last Monday (...)

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U.S. official for Africa, AUC head discuss ways to resume power transfer talks in Sudan

June 4, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The top U.S. official for African affairs, Tibor Nagy Tuesday said he discussed with the head of African Union commission Moussa Faki about the need to bring the Sudanese parties to resume talks on power transfer.
The opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) suspended the talks on the power transfer after the attack on the site of protest and the killing of 35 people at lease. They also declared a general strike in the country saying they want to topple the (...)

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Al-Burhan cancels agreement with Sudan’s opposition, calls for election in 9 months

June 4, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has called for general elections within nine months and cancelled previous agreements with the opposition groups.
In a speech made in the first hours of Tuesday morning, al-Burhan accused the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) of bearing the responsibility for prolonging the negotiations on power handover and trying to exclude the other political and military forces before to (...)

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U.S. senior officials condemn bloody violence against Sudanese protesters

June 3, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. senior officials have condemned the attack on Sudanese protesters and called on the military junta to speed up power transfer to a civilian-led authority.
John Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (NSA) and Tibor Nagy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs both posted separate tweets to denounce the attack on the sit-in area.
"The unprovoked violence of Sudan's security forces against peaceful (...)

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Over 35 people killed in Sudan’s protest site: CCSD

June 3, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's militia crackdown on the sit-inners at the protest site outside the army headquarters killed at least 35 people, according to The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD).
The attack on the protesters had been expected by Sudanese Professionals Association which spearheads the demonstration for more than six months against the regime of former President Omer al-Bashir.
"The number of martyrs of the army headquarters massacre committed by the Transitional (...)

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Opposition NUP warns of the current political congestion in Sudan

June 2, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's National Umma Party (NUP) led by Sadiq al-Mahdi warned of the current political blockage in Sudan and questioned whether an agreement between the opposition and the military council would contribute to its containment.
The NUP general secretariat said in a statement issued on Sunday that the country is living sharp political congestion culminated this week as a result of "the political strike, civil disobedience, rhetoric of exclusion and extremism, and the (...)

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There are no high-level contacts between Qatar and Sudan: FM

June 2, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Qatar's foreign minister Sunday said relations with Sudan are normal but admitted that there are no high-level contacts with the ruling military council.
Sudan on Saturday said it summoned for hours its ambassador to Doha for consultations after the closure of the office of Al-Jazeera TV, Qatari news channel, in Khartoum.
"There is no tension in bilateral relations". "Contacts with Khartoum continue but did not reach high levels," said Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al (...)

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Another civilian killed by Sudanese forces near protest site

June 21, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A young man was killed and others injured Saturday after clashes took place on one of the main streets in the Sudanese capital near the sit-in site where camp demonstrators who demand the handover of power to civil authority.
For its part, the opposition warned against the consequences of security intervention to end the sit-in by force.
The Rapid Support Forces militiamen cordoned off the Nile Street clashed with what the military junta officials describe as (...)

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SPA warns against attacks on protest site by Sudan’s junta

May 31, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which spearhead demonstrations in Sudan, warned the ruling military junta against attacking the protest site in Khartoum pointing to increasing targeting of civilians nearby the sit-in area.
In a bid to put pressure on the Forces for Freedom and Change in order to accept a military-led Sovereign Council, the Transitional Military Council carried out a media campaign against the opposition alliance during the last week. (...)

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