Home | News    Tuesday 30 April 2019

Sudan’s military body, change forces fail to strike deal over sovereignty council


Freedom and Change forces and military council meet at the Sudanese presidency in Khartoum on 27 April 2019 (ST photo)
April 29, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Transitional Military Council and the Freedom and Change forces held a meeting on Monday without an agreement on the transitional sovereignty council as they will continue their discussions Tuesday.

On Saturday, the two parties agreed to form a joint transitional council but differed on its composition and the percentage of each side.

The Transitional Military Council Spokesperson, Shams al-Din al-Kabbashi told reporters, following the meeting, that the consultations between the two sides are still in the process of determining the powers and competencies of the sovereign council before to determine the representation ratios.

"The forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change presented a proposal which presents all structures on the three sovereign, executive and legislative levels including competences and powers," he said.

He pointed out that the executive power will be civilian with a military at the position of the head of state.

"The issue is not in the proportions of participation and number, but in the determination of powers," he said.

Kabbashi stressed that negotiations between the council and the opposition forces "are about to reach a comprehensive and satisfactory solution for all parties."

The discussions between the two parties have become easier after the resignation of the Islamist generals who took the political committee, pointing they would form a holistic transitional government from all the political forces even those who were part of al-Bashir regime.

The Islamist militaries who were suspect of seeking to preserve the interests of the former regime particularly the Islamic orientation of the regime also said that the sovereignty council should be entirely military.

The Sudanese Professionals Association issued a statement saying they agreed to focus on the needed transitional structures and their respective powers. But no agreement was ratios of the two parties at the sovereignty council.

In addition, they reiterated their determination to maintain sit-in outside the army headquarters.

The African Union’s Peace and Security Council is expected to discuss the situation in Sudan and to extend its two-week ultimatum to three months.

Freedom and Change officials said they want the Council to set-up a roadmap for the power transfer during this period.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice 2019-06-19 07:16:08 by Tchérina Jérolon, and Daisy Schmitt Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability for sexual crimes committed in (...)

Ezekiel Lol reignites political begging as a Freedom of Expression 2019-06-14 22:49:39 Gatdiet Peter Here, the question is: to what extent does a politician become a “political beggar”? A politician becomes a beggar and (re)focuses on the “politics of begging” as soon as (s)he has (...)

Crisis in Sudan: Will Sudanese mediators unlock the impasse? 2019-06-08 11:47:09 by Luka Biong Deng Kuol* The Optimism for the New Dawn in Sudan Since the eruption of the Sudanese popular uprising on 19th December 2018, the protesters have made history not only in (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.