Seychelles/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/125 views /Seychelles Sudan military ruler calls for elections within nine monthsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel A Sudanese protester flashes the V sign for victory outside Khartoum’s army headquarters on June 3, 2019. At least two people were killed Monday as Sudan’s military council tried to break up a sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters, a doctors’ committee said as gunfire was heard from the protest site. (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) Photo license Purchase photo (AFP) – Sudan‘s army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Tuesday the country’s military rulers had decided to cancel what they had previously agreed with protesters about the country’s transition and called for elections within nine months. It came the after Sudan‘s military forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters calling on the country’s ruling generals to hand over to civilian rule, leaving more than 30 dead. ALSO READ Fisheries Transparency Initiative, aimed at good governance and accountability, now based in Seychelles“The Military council decides on the following: cancelling what was agreed on and stopping negotiating with the Alliance for Freedom and Change, and to call for general elections within a period not exceeding nine months,” Burhan said in a statement broadcast on state television early on Tuesday. Burhan added the election would take place under “regional and international supervision”. The Transitional Military Council ousted president Omar al-Bashir in April after months of protests against his authoritarian rule. ALSO READ Former president of Seychelles, a Blue Economy devotee, appointed to 'Ocean Ambassadors' groupIt had agreed a three-year transition period for transferring power to a civilian administration and that parliament be composed of 300 members for the transition, with around two-thirds from the protest alliance and the rest drawn from other political groups before talks broke down on May 20. Thousands of people remained camped outside the military headquarters calling for the generals to cede power before security forces used force to break up the sit-in, leaving some 30 people dead and hundreds wounded, according to doctors close to the protesters. It drew sharp international criticism, with both the US and the UN condemning the breaking up of the sit-in. ALSO READ Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mnThe UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss Sudan, after Britain and Germany requested the talks, diplomats said. The Alliance for Freedom and Change had announced “the end of all political contact and negotiations with the putschist Council” following the deaths. Burhan said that the military council would order an investigation into it. “The military council promises an investigation into today’s events and invites the general prosecutor to take that over,” he said in the address. © Agence France-Presse Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Seychelles share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleEid-el-fitr: Sultan declares Tuesday as Sallah day – Daily Post Nigerianext articleAchievements, Failures of Saraki: How Senate president fared in four years – Premium Times NigeriaRelated Posts432 shares Seychelles/June 26, 2019 /No Comment Commonwealth Secretary-General commends Seychelles for marine management, climate change leadership431 shares Seychelles/June 26, 2019 /No Comment Outgoing EU Ambassador notes Seychelles’ strong tuna exports to EuropeSeychelles welcomes new High Commissioner of India, who highlights long list of development projectsSaudi Arabia accused of nixing emissions mention at UN climate talksPrime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to serve as guest of honour during National Day celebrationsZimbabwe ends foreign currency use as inflation spiralsA lemur on the loose again: King Julian won’t be tied downPompeo meets Saudi rulers on Iran crisisSooty tern eggs, an island favorite in Seychelles, are scarce and pricey this yearEthiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.