US political secretary in Sudan to push for implementation of peace deals

  US Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will on Wednesday meet with representatives from the Transitional Military Council and Forces for Freedom and Change and civil society. The State Department said the meeting will “encourage full and timely implementation of the agreements reached on July 17, and August 4, to create a civilian-led transitional government, and underscore our expectation that the transitional government will reflect the will of the Sudanese people.” John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project, and Co-Founder of The Sentry, said the US has a unique opportunity…

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Sudan Army generals, protesters finally sign power-sharing deal

Sudan’s protesters and ruling generals on Wednesday signed a power-sharing deal, paving the way for a civilian administration and effectively giving in to demonstrators’ demands. An AFP correspondent reported that the two sides — representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change — signed the Political Declaration after “intense talks through the night over fine details of the agreement”. Deputy chief of the ruling military council Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who signed on behalf of the Army, said the agreement was a historic moment for…

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AU suspends Sudan after army killed at least 60 protesters

The African Union and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of Sudan in all its activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority. This comes just days after the military shot and killed at least 60 protesters in Khartoum on Tuesday. In a post on Twitter, The AU’s Peace and Security Department said a civilian-led transition was the only way to allow the Sudan to exit from the current crisis. At least 108 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded, according to the…

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