Sudan completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council, headed by General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections.
The Sudanese revolution followed failed negotiations between protestors and the Transitional Military Council. Now it is time to establish a civil government, one the Sudanese can look up to for decades.
Sudanese protesters and army generals signed a deal on Wednesday that looks to set-up a civilian administration.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al Burhan says he was still ready to hand over power to an elected government, as the number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp in Khartoum rose to 60.
Sudanese security forces opened fire, torched tents as they cleared away the months-old sit-in that was demanding the military yield power to a civilian transitional body.
Sudan's main protest group blamed the violence on the Transitional Military Council (TMC), saying that it is part of a plan to violently clear the protests.
Sudan's Transitional Military Council has closed the Khartoum office of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, the station said on its website, adding that its staff members' work permits had also been withdrawn.
Protest leaders are calling for a general strike to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, hoping to force the military to transfer power to a civilian-led authority.
The opposition Umma Party, says it opposes the "preparations and timing" of the strike. However, it said authorities do not have the right to fire those who take part in the planned strike.
Talks between the protestors and Sudan's military rulers have been suspended over a disagreement over who should lead a new governing body – a civilian or a military official.
The deputy head of the military council, Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, meanwhile said late Saturday that security forces have arrested those behind an attack on the protesters last week that killed at least five people, including an army officer.
Violence followed the prosecutor general's decision to charge ousted president Omar al Bashir over the killings of protesters during demonstrations that led to the end of his rule last month.
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