A committee of Sudanese protest leaders and army rulers on Monday resumed talks on forming a joint civilian-military council that would replace the existing ruling military body, an AFP correspondent reported.
The head of Sudan's ruling military council, General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, will head a new joint civilian-military council when it is formed, a top general said on Tuesday.
Sudanese protesters on Tuesday called for a mass rally, insisting the army is not serious about handing power to civilians nearly three weeks after it toppled president Omar Al Bashir.
Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted president Omar Al Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday.
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.
Bashir was ousted by the army last Thursday after four months of protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The country's new military rulers had said he was being held "in a secure place".
Sudan’s opposition will present a list of mostly technocratic candidates for a civilian-led transitional council during its sit-in on Sunday, a top opposition leader told Reuters. The leader, who declined to be named, said the proposed council would be mostly civilian with some military participation.
The assistance bundle entails $500 million deposit into Sudan's central bank to strengthen the country's liquidity and monetary reserves. The remaining amount will be dedicated to support the people of Sudan, across food, medicines, and fuel derivatives.