June 4, 2019 / 12:30 AM / 4 months ago

Sudan's military scraps agreement with the opposition, calls for elections within nine months

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) will cancel all previous agreements with the main opposition coalition, the council head said in a televised statement, following deadly violence in the capital Khartoum after security forces moved to disperse a sit-in protest outside the Defence Ministry.

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said that the coalition was equally responsible for the delay in coming to an agreement.

Burhan said that elections would be held within nine months.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty and Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Sandra Maler

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