Sudan Crisis: New military council leader promises a civilian government

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By Leonard Kamugisha and Diane Karungi
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SudaSpeaking on TV, Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan announced the restructuring of state institutions, the end of a night curfew and the release of political prisoners.
Protests continue despite the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
Demonstrators have demanded an immediate move to civilian rule and vow to stay in the streets.
Gen Burhan, who replaced the coup leader after he resigned on Friday, also dissolved all provincial governments and pledged respect for human rights.
The army would maintain “peace, order and security” across Sudan during an already announced transition period that would last at most two years until elections could be and civilian rule introduced, he added.
Using a more conciliatory tone, Gen Burhan also called on the opposition to “help us restore normal life”, promised to try those who killed demonstrators and vowed a war on corruption.
  • Sudanese newly appointed head of the military council Lt Gen Burhan Fattah has promised to grant the nation a civilised government and ensure the there is uprooting of the government two days after the military coup.
While addressing the nation on a national TV, Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan announced the restructuring of state institutions, the end of a night curfew and the release of political prisoners.
Protests continue despite the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
These have demanded an immediate move to civilian rule and vow to stay in the streets.
Gen Burhan, replaced the coup leader Gen Ibnouf after he resigned on Friday, also dissolved all provincial governments and pledged respect for human rights.
The army would maintain “peace, order and security” across Sudan during an already announced transition period that would last at most two years until elections could be and civilian rule introduced, he added.
Lt. Gen Burhan also called on the opposition to “help us restore normal life”, promised to try those who killed demonstrators and vowed a war on corruption.

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