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Sudan: Burhan Meets with Arab League Delegation

Sudan: Burhan Meets with Arab League Delegation

Sunday, 7 November, 2021 - 15:15
People burn tires in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan met with a delegation of the Arab League, state television reported on Sunday.

Sudan state TV gave no further details.

The Arab League, which has called for Sudanese parties to stick to the democratic transition after the army took over power last month, had said on Saturday that it would send a high-level delegation to Sudan.

The country's protest movement has rejected internationally backed initiatives to return to a power-sharing arrangement with the military after the coup, announcing two days of nationwide strikes starting Sunday.

The movement called for the establishment of a civilian government to lead a transition to democracy.

The Sudanese military seized power Oct. 25, dissolving the transitional administration and arresting dozens of government officials and politicians. The coup has been met with international outcry and massive protests in the streets of Khartoum and elsewhere in the country.

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