Sudan Launches Workshop on Transitional Constitutional Framework

Sudan's military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. (EPA)
Sudan's military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. (EPA)
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Sudan Launches Workshop on Transitional Constitutional Framework

Sudan's military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. (EPA)
Sudan's military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. (EPA)

The Sudanese Bar Association organized on Monday a workshop on the transitional constitutional framework at a time when multiple initiatives have been trying to resolve the political crisis in the North African nation.

The three-day workshop will be followed by the formation of a mechanism that will draft the transitional constitution, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

According to observers, the workshop is a continuation of the dialogue between civilian and military authorities in Sudan.

It is expected to focus on addressing the tasks entrusted to authorities in the transitional period, the duration of the transitional government, and transitional structures.

It will also tackle defining the role of the military and security institutions during the transitional period.

The Popular Congress Party, founded by late Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi, the Democratic Unionist Party, led by Muhammad Othman al-Mirghani, and resistance committees and civil society organizations are participating in the workshop.

Key opposition parties are also taking part. They include the Republican Party and the National Umma Party.

From the international community, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Sudan and head of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) Volker Perthes, representatives from the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the European Union were attending.

The workshop also saw the participation of the ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, and the Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Sudan.



Jordanian Police Say They Discover Explosives Stored in Residential Apartment

A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)
A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)
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Jordanian Police Say They Discover Explosives Stored in Residential Apartment

A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)
A general view of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Petra news agency file)

Police in Jordan said on Saturday they had uncovered and detonated explosives stored in a residential area of the capital and were investigating the incident.

The explosives, found in a home in the Marka neighborhood northeast of the capital, were detonated onsite after the area was evacuated, according to a brief statement by public security directorate. Witnesses said the area was sealed by police.

The statement said more details would be published once the investigation was complete.