Sudan Mediators Proposed 2 Transition Councils

Sudanese mediators facilitating talks between the army rulers and protest leaders have proposed the country have two transition councils, with one led by generals overseeing security.

A senior opposition leader and member of the Umbrella Protest Group, the Alliance for Freedom and Change, Omar Al-Digeir, says there is a proposal from the mediators to have two councils, one led by civilians and the other by the military.

He explains that the new Military Council which will also include civilian representatives, will be looking at issues concerning the security aspects of the country.

The mediators’ apparent proposal comes as talks over forming an overall governing council remain deadlocked, with the existing Military Council and protest leaders offering differing visions.

Thousands of protesters remain encamped outside the Army Headquarters in Khartoum, demanding the current 10-member Army Council that took power after the ouster of Bashir be replaced by a civilian administration.

The current Army Council has so far resisted handing over power to civilians.

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