The African Union (AU)’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) allowed on Tuesday the Sudanese transitional military council to hand over power to a civil government within only two months, according to Reuters.
The PSC said that the AU would deploy a delegation to Sudan in order to meet with all the political powers and the military council to ensure a peaceful transition of power.
The military council’s spokesperson, Lt-Gen Shamseddine Kabbashi, met on Tuesday with the AU’s envoy to Sudan, Mohamed El-Hassan, with the participation of other Sudanese generals, Sudan’s news agency SUNA reported.
During the meeting, the ruling council asserted its readiness to continue a dialogue with all parties, SUNA added.
Earlier last week, several African countries including Egypt, called on the AU to extend the period granted for the ruling military council to hand the power to a civil government to three months. This came during a summit held in Cairo on the recent updates in Sudan and Libya.
Tensions have escalated during the last few days between the protesters and the ruling council. The Forces of the Freedom and Change Declaration accused the Sudanese generals of trying to disperse their sit-in outside the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
The forces urged protesters late Monday within the sit-in to rearrange their lines and protect their gathering. The protesters also called for a general strike, vowing to complete their sit-ins until their all demands are achieved.
Moreover, the ruling council held a press conference on Tuesday, affirming that it will never allow chaos to spread in the country and that it will firmly confront any form of violations to laws. However, the Sudanese generals said that they are ready to negotiate.
Late on Tuesday, the Forces of the Freedom and Change Declaration confirmed that the security forces’ rules have been always only to defend people and maintain security. Their missions shall never include dominating power, the forces said.