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Sudan opposition blames Bashir regime for failed coup

Sudan opposition blames Bashir regime for failed coup

Sudanese protesters march during a demonstration to commemorate the 40 days anniversary of the sit-in massacre in Khartoum North, Sudan July 13, 2019.

Sudan's ruling military council (TMC) says it has foiled an attempted military coup and at least 16 officers have been arrested.

"The fate of the former regime, to us, until now, is vague and many things are unclear", said Osama Iskandar, a young protester, referring to the government of Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military on April 11. Authorities, however, put the death toll at 61, including three security force members.

African Union envoy Mohammed el-Hassan Labat originally said a meeting would take place on Saturday night.

Protests restarted in Sudan on Saturday after a short pause since nationwide demonstrations began on June 30.

"Their demands are clear, which are a civilian government, a democratic state, which is a people that calls for justice and peace and love".

Sudan's military rulers did not indicate when the coup attempt happened, but claimed it was orchestrated to derail their power-sharing agreement with the Freedom and Change Movement that has been pushing for a strong civilian presence in a proposed new administration.

Security forces used barbed wire to block a main road leading to the Defence Ministry compound, the site of the protest camp crushed by security forces in June, a Reuters witness said.

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Footage and photos posted by the SPA showed thousands of people demonstrating in the capital and its sister city of Omdurman.

Under the reported deal, five seats would go to the military and five to civilians, with an additional seat given to a civilian agreed upon by both sides.

The signing ceremony was expected to take place earlier this week, but several delays have been announced, raising suspicions that the two parties might still be divided over the agreement's details.

Late on Saturday, the Sudanese Communist party, which is part of the protest movement, said it rejected the power-sharing agreement because it does not include an worldwide investigation into the crackdown and it keeps paramilitary forces in existence.

The military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed last Friday on a joint sovereign council that will rule for a little over three years while elections are organized.

A military leader is to head the council for the first 21 months, followed by a civilian leader for the next 18.

Ibrahim said that the armed forces, rapid support forces, security, intelligence, and police will remain keen on the security and stability of the country and secure the gains and achieve the highest national goals and access to power through the ballot box, according to the Sudanese News Agency. The two sides also agreed on an independent Sudanese investigation into the deadly crackdown, but the details have yet to be worked out.


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