Negotiations falter in Sudan.. Tightening security measures against Hamdok
The agency, quoting two sources in Hamdok’s government, stated that negotiations for a solution to the crisis in Sudan had reached a “semi dead end” after the army refused to return to the path of democratic transition.
So far, no official statement has been issued, either by the army or Hamdok’s government.
The two sources said that the army tightened security measures at Hamdok’s house in Khartoum and restricted most of his contacts.
These developments come, after a close talk with Hamdok, on Friday, about making progress in negotiations with army leaders.
The United States and the United Nations are pressing for a solution to end the crisis in the country since last October, after the army dissolved the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers and declared a state of emergency.
The office of the Sudanese army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, also said that he had agreed with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a phone call, on the need to expedite the formation of a government.
In turn, the Sudanese Professionals Association called for two days of nationwide strikes starting Sunday.
The Sudanese Professionals Association pledged to continue protesting until the formation of a full civilian government, to lead the transition process that began following the fall of the Bashir regime in 2019.
This gathering believes that the international initiatives to share power again in Sudan would reproduce and exacerbate the country’s crisis.
But the international community sees the current efforts as important to find a way out of the crisis, which threatens to further destabilize the already volatile Horn of Africa.
Last October, the Sudanese army announced the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Ministers and declared a state of emergency, saying that it was forced to take this step after the political forces rejected proposals it submitted to solve the country’s crises.
The order was met with protests by the political forces supporting the government of Abdullah Hamdok, and these protests demand the return of a civilian-run government to take power in the country.
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