Veteran Sudanese leader Omar Al Bashir ruled the northeast African country for three decades with an iron fist. Now Sudan is turning the page, ushering in a new era of civilian rule.
The graffiti that symbolised Sudan’s uprising are being painted over across the capital Khartoum, protest leaders complained on Wednesday, urging the military authorities to stop their whitewashing.
Egypt wrapped up a two-day summit with Sudan’s main protest leaders on Tuesday, its foreign ministry said, days before they are due to sign an agreement paving the way for civilian rule in the country.
Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court on Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges.
The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought down longtime ruler Omar Al Bashir in April.
The move against the feared paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) came as talks between protest leaders and the ruling generals on a promised transition to civilian rule were due to enter a second day.
Sudan has been in a state of political turmoil since the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir in April, with dozens of demonstrators killed during street protests.
Protest leader Ahmed Rabie and the deputy head of the ruling military council General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo signed the declaration.
Sudan was poised on Saturday to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule, which many hope will bring increased freedom and prosperity.