War is "no longer an option" for Sudan and South Sudan, their leaders agreed Thursday during talks which focused on border disputes and the oil trade, but also resolving protracted conflicts in both nations.
Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was sworn in on Wednesday (August 21) as leader of a transitional government, and vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country's economic crisis a priority.
Sudan’s military rulers and the main opposition coalition initialed a constitutional declaration on Sunday, paving the way to the formation of a transitional government following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
A Sudan affairs expert tells Press TV’s The Debate program that Saudi Arabia is intentionally preventing the formation of a democratic government in Sudan to manipulate the status quo in the African country in its own favor.
The head of an official Sudanese investigation said on Saturday 87 people were killed when security forces broke up a protest on June 3, a figure that prompted demonstrations across the capital as opponents of Sudan’s military rulers dismissed it as far too low.
The United States has reportedly halted plans to sanction Sudan’s military forces for mass killing of protesters, in a purported bid to influence the power-sharing deal between the country’s Saudi-backed junta and civilian leaders.
Sudan's ruling military council and the pro-democracy movement signed a document on Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers.