Thousands of Sudanese protesters were camped outside army headquarters for a fifth day on Wednesday demanding President Omar Al Bashir step down, after the police ordered their forces not to intervene.
Sudanese security forces on Monday fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who had massed outside the army headquarters in Khartoum for a second night demanding that President Omar Al Bashir resign, witnesses said.
Sudanese women are taking a leading role in protests against President Omar al-Bashir, which have gained added inspiration from the demonstrations in Algeria, opposition figures said at a London conference.
African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to give Sudan’s ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, Egypt said on Tuesday, amid pressure for a quick handover of power to civilians.
Sudanese protest leaders on Sunday suspended talks with military rulers, after the army failed to meet their demand for an immediate transfer to civilian rule.
Sudan state television said on Thursday that the armed forces would make an important announcement soon, sparking speculation that a coup attempt could be underway against President Omar Al-Bashir, who has led the country for 30 years.
Jubilation in Khartoum that Sudan's era of iron-fisted rule by Bashir was ending on Thursday quickly soured when protesters realised the old regime had no plans to go.
Her new-found fame pushed her to set up her own Twitter account in which she thanked everyone "from the bottom of my heart. The struggle for a democratic and prosperous Sudan continues."
Thousands have camped outside the military headquarters in central Khartoum since before Bashir was deposed, and have vowed not to leave the area until their demand has been met.