No deal but Sudanese army, protesters will keep talking
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s ruling generals and protesters behind months of mass demonstrations that drove autocrat Omar al-Bashir from power have failed to strike a deal but agree to keep talking.
That’s after the latest round of negotiations between the two sides that resumed on Sunday, following a three-day pause. Another round is due on Monday night.
After ousting al-Bashir, the military took over but the protesters remained on the streets, demanding the military hand over power to civilian rule.
Shams al-Deen al-Kabashi, a spokesman for the military council, says the sticking point remains the makeup of the sovereign council that will guide the country through a three-year transition period.
Madani Abbas, a negotiator for the protesters, says he hopes a final deal, acceptable to all Sudanese, will be struck on Monday.