Sudan’s Burhan relieves civilian members of the sovereign council from duties • FRANCE 24 English

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Sudan’s military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan issued a decree relieving the five civilian members of the sovereign council from their duties, the council’s telegram account said on Wednesday. Burhan said on Monday the army would not participate in internationally led dialogue efforts to break its stalemate with the civilian opposition, and urged political groups to start talks to form a transitional government. FRANCE 24’s International Affairs Commentator Douglas Herbert tells us more.

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