Sudan protest organisers decline government posts

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The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which spearheaded nationwide protests that led to the military’s overthrow of long-time President Omar al-Bashir in April, has said it will not join a transitional government.

Over the weekend, the ruling military council and main opposition coalition signed a declaration to pave the way for a governing body of six civilians and five generals to oversee a three-year transition period.

But the SPA, which is a member of the coalition, says it will be part of the transitional parliament “as an independent oversight authority”.

A final power-sharing deal is to be signed on August 17, with the transition period to start the next day.

 

 Christopher Ojilere