Sudan protesters urged to converge on army HQ

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) – which spearheaded protests against the deposed President Omar al-Bashir – has called on people to congregate at the army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, for the weekly Muslim Friday prayers. 

In a statement, it said “the revolution is continuing” and the armed forces should hand power to a civilian transitional government. 

The SPA appealed to protesters outside the capital to march to the headquarters of garrisons in their towns and perform Friday prayers there.

The SPA has rejected the army’s announcement of a two-year transitional military council, saying it wanted the whole “regime” to fall.

Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf has been sworn as the leaderr of the new military junta at a ceremony witnessed by Chief Justice Abdul Majid Idris. 

The military is expected to brief diplomats and the media later on Friday about its decision to take power, and organise elections in two years.

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