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Sudan military rulers suspend talks on civil administration

Sudan military rulers suspend talks on civil administration

Military rulers in Sudan on Thursday suspended talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting more time was needed to finalize the deal.

On Wednesday, army generals and protest leaders were expected to decide on the make-up of a new body to govern Sudan for three years, following the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir last month.

However, after at least eight people were reported wounded by gunshots near a sit-in outside the army complex in the capital, Sudan’s army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced negotiations would be suspended for 72 hours, AFP reported.

Burhan left the door open to resume talks but demanded that protesters dismantle roadblocks in Khartoum, open bridges and railway lines connecting the capital and “stop provoking security forces.”