Sudan: Ethiopian PM to mediate between TMC and opposition

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Khartoum on Friday to broker the peace process between Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change after the military's deadly crackdown on a sit-in protest in the Sudanese capital on Monday. The Spokesman of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) Shams-Eddin Kabashi welcomed Abiy Ahmed... Еще and the two held talks before Abiy's meeting with the opposition leaders of the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change. «Our hopes are high as they agreed upon most issues,» announced the African Union envoy to Sudan Mohamed Hassan Lebatt following the meetings. Head of the Sudanese Congress Party Omar Al-Dukair, a prominent figure in the opposition, however conditioned the possibility of any political process on several provisions to be met by the TMC, these include the TMC «admitting the crime which it committed,» as well as «forming an international investigation committee» to investigate the events at the sit-in protest, in addition to freeing political prisoners and allowing a free press. The TMC has been running Sudan after ousting President Omar Al-Bashir in April, following mass protests against his 30-year rule. Thousands of protesters have camped outside the Defence Ministry, demanding a transition to civilian rule.

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