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African summit urges civilian handover in Sudan within 3 months

By AFP

Added 23rd April 2019 05:24 PM

Egypt and representatives from several other African nations gave Sudanese authorities and political actors three months "to implement peaceful... and democratic transition measures", it said in a statement.

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Despite the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese protesters have kept up their demonstrations calling for the military to hand over rule to a civilian government (AFP Photo)

Egypt and representatives from several other African nations gave Sudanese authorities and political actors three months "to implement peaceful... and democratic transition measures", it said in a statement.

African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo urged Sudan's military rulers on Tuesday to hand power to a civilian government within three months, the Egyptian presidency said.
 
Egypt and representatives from several other African nations gave Sudanese authorities and political actors three months "to implement peaceful... and democratic transition measures", it said in a statement.
 
They also urged the African Union to extend its deadline, currently the end of April, for Sudan's military council to hand power to a civilian authority or face suspension from the regional bloc.

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