Sudan’s military leader requests UN assistance

Sudan’s military leader, Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has asked the UN to assist the transitional government.

Gen Burhan met with Volker Perthes, the UN special representative to the country, on Thursday, who said on Twitter that while he welcomed the agreement for a return to constitutional order, “other critical steps must follow,” without elaborating.

General Burhan has stated that he will work with reinstated civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to form a transitional government until elections are held.

In October, a coup led by the military leader resulted in the overthrow of the transitional government and the removal of Mr Hamdok.

Mr. Hamdok was reinstated in November after reaching an agreement.

However, the mass protests against the military leaders that erupted immediately after the coup have not subsided.

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, have urged the public to support the agreement for the return of a peaceful democracy.

Mr. Guterres stated that, while the situation was not ideal, it was a step toward democracy.

Elections must be held within 18 months, according to the transitional council.

Source BBC
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