Sudan's new military rulers offer dialogue as protests rage

Protesters in the capital Khartoum

The United States on Thursday suspended discussions with Sudan on normalizing relations between the two countries after the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir and said it would run the country for two years, Reuters reports.

Announcing Bashir's ouster on Thursday and the creation of the military council, Ibn Auf also announced a state of emergency, a nationwide ceasefire and the suspension of the constitution, as well as a nighttime curfew.

Amnesty has also called for the arrest of al-Bashir for human rights violations during his rule. We have come with no ideology, we have come here to maintain order and security to provide the opportunity for the people of Sudan to achieve the change they aspire to.

"Our demands are clear, just and legitimate, but the coupists [the regime's security committee]. are not capable of creating change, and they do not have the safety and stability to stay in power", the Sudanese Professionals Association said in a statement.

George Clooney says overthrowing Sudan's autocratic president doesn't go far enough and has called for "dismantling" the system that kept Omar al-Bashir in power for 30 years.

Ousted Sudanese strongman Omar Al-Bashir. Later, it said it will not be part of the military transitional council, signalling cracks within al-Bashir former loyalists.

The Sudanese authorities should now turn al-Bashir and three others over to the International Criminal Court so that the victims of these unspeakable crimes can see that justice is done.

He said the military council had no solutions to Sudan's crisis and these would come from the protesters.

Former Sudanese President Omar al Bashir
AFP;Omar al Bashir had been in power since 1989

Analysts said Bashir's overthrow in a "palace coup" made the transition to democracy in Sudan a more distant prospect. People's power It has now become apparent that people's power can topple a strongman who until days ago appeared to weather the most potent uprising against his 30-year rule.

It comes after protesters refused to leave the streets, saying the coup leaders were too close to Mr Bashir. They are calling for a new and civilian-led government.

Thousands remained camped out near military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, on Friday, ignoring a curfew declared by the military.

However, he may be put on trial inside Sudan, according to the military council.

Vehicle horns sounded on the streets as jubilant crowds streamed out of their homes to cheer the departure of Ibn Ouf, considered a regime insider and close aide of Bashir.

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar said in Rome he hoped the situation would be handled "peacefully so that the country can be stable". Algeria's protest movement has been overwhelmingly peaceful and driven by young people frustrated with corruption and unemployment and who want a new generation of leaders to replace people like Bouteflika, ailing and hobbled since a 2013 stroke.

The U.S. State Department has called on the Sudanese military to "follow the will of the people" and "commit to the speedy handover to civilian rule".

Sudan's military ousts President Omar al-Bashir following protests
It called on protesters to maintain a sit-in outside the defence ministry that started on Saturday, a source with the group said . State TV announced that the military would make an "important statement" imminently and the nation should "wait for it".

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