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  • Sudan Lifts Curfew Amid Talks Between Military and Protesters
Published 14 April 2019

Sudan has lifted its temporary curfew across the country following Saturday's meeting between the military and protesters. 

The ruling military council in Sudan has agreed to lift the curfew across the country as they begin talks with protesters, Al-Jazeera reported on Saturday.

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The meeting that took place in Khartoum on Saturday following the recent announcement that Lietenant-General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan would be leading the new military council. 

According to Al-Jazeera, a ten-member delegation representing the protesters was present at the meeting with the country's military leaders.

This was the first major meeting between the new military council and protesters since former Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir left office last Thursday.

Once Bashir was deposed, long-time Sudanese General Awad Ibn Auf had took over power briefly, but later resigned due to pressure from the protesters. 

The protesters later accepted Burhan as the temporary leader of the military council as he had met with them during the start of the protests four months ago. 

Burhan said the future peace talks would include "all the people of Sudan, including political parties and civil society groups". 

The situation inside of Sudan still remains very tense, with protesters still demanding democratic change. 


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