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Sudan's military council accepts AU-Ethiopia proposal

Draft proposal suggests few changes from previous Ethiopian plan endorsed by protesters but rejected by military.

TMC spokesperson Shams al-Din Kabashi says the council is ready to resume 'immediate, serious and honest' negotiations [File:Hussein Malla/AP]

Sudan's ruling military council has said a proposal submitted by the African Union (AU) and Ethiopiareceived on June 27 is suitable for the resumption of talks with the opposition on a transition to democracy.

The generals of the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition coalition have been wrangling for weeks over what form Sudan's transitional government should take after the military deposed long-time president Omar al-Bashir on April 11.

Mediators led by the AU and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have since been trying to broker a return to direct talks between the two sides.

On Thursday, they presented a joint proposal to both sides after the TMC rejected a previous Ethiopian proposal and called for mediation efforts to be unified.

'A suitable proposal'

A draft of the AU-Ethiopia proposal suggested few changes from a previous Ethiopian plan that a coalition of protesters has endorsed, Reuters news agency reported. Read More...

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