A Sudanese protester holds a placard during a protest outside the army complex in the capital Khartoum. Agence France-Presse
The UAE said on Wednesday it supported an “orderly” transition in Sudan where military leaders who toppled veteran president Omar Al Bashir are locked in a standoff with protesters demanding civilian rule.
Protest leaders were to hold talks on Saturday with Sudan’s military rulers who have so far resisted calls to transfer power to a civilian administration, leading figures in the protest movement said.
Sudan’s ruling military transferred former president Omar Al Bashir to a prison in the country’s capital as hundreds of people marched on Wednesday to a sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, calling for a quick handover of power to a civilian leadership.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif conveyed the profound sympathies and condolences of the leadership, government and people of Pakistan to the leadership of UAE.
Ranil Wickremesinghe wants to privatise the loss-making national airline as part of reforms aimed at solving the country worst economic crisis in decades. Wickremesinghe said the airline lost about $123m in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
According to CCTV footage shared by the city’s police force captures the shocking incident, which took place in the early hours of Wednesday last week (11 May).