In Sudan, the new military rulers have agreed for talks with all political groups on forming a civilian government.
Protests were held across the country against the military rule after the removal of former President Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup. Demonstrators demanded a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy. The US has called on the military council to exercise restraint and to allow space for civilian participation within the government. The EU urged the Sudan army to carry out swift handover to civilian rule.
Bashir, who swept to power in a 1989 coup, was one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes