Sudan military rulers meet USA envoy in Khartoum

Sudan protesters block attempt to break up sit-in – reports

Sudan military council arrests ex-government members

The deputy leader of Sudan's ruling military council, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daqlo, met in Khartoum on Sunday with USA charge d'affaires Steven Koutsis.

"For us in the SPA, in the first stage, the transitional government stage, we will play a role in the restoration of the civil service and state institutions and establishing a democratic state", said Gamaria Omar, an SPA member.

He also posted Koutsis on "steps taken by the military council to preserve the security and stability of Sudan", the statement said.

Sudanese protesters have moved to block an apparent attempt to break up their sit-in outside the defence ministry in Khartoum, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after Omar al-Bashir was ousted as president, a witness has said.

On Thursday, Sudan's army announced that it had removed and detained Bashir and was setting up a transitional military council to run the country.

On Saturday, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, the head of the military council, pledged large-scale political and economic reforms.

"Remember, we are talking about a regime that has been deep-rooted in power for 30 years, so the SPA and other powers behind this protest know. that the top ranks of the military, those who have staged this coup, will not easily give up the power that the military used to have in Sudan", Vall said.

Himeidti is a field commander for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) counter-insurgency unit, which rights groups have accused of abuses in the war-torn Darfur region.

Burhan took the oath of office on Friday after his predecessor General Awad Ibn Ouf stepped down little more than 24 hours after Bashir's ouster.

On Monday the military council said it was restructuring the joint forces command, appointing a new chief of staff for the army and a deputy.

But thousands of demonstrators have maintained their sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum since April 6.

Protest leaders have called for the feared intelligence agency, whose chief Salah Gosh resigned on Saturday, to be restructured and for NISS officials to face prosecution.

"The objectives of the revolution can not be achieved totally and completely in the face of the backstage manipulations by the remnants of the regime", SPA member Taha Osman told reporters in the capital, Khartoum.

There has been no mention of the reasons why they were picked up and who exactly had been arrested.

Sudan is part of a UAE and Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.

But Qatar, which wielded some influence over Bashir's regime before Khartoum joined ranks with Riyadh in Yemen, has remained silent on the protests.

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