Sudan now ‘closer to transitional government deal’

Opposition leaders in Sudan have said that they have resolved major sticking points in talks with military rulers.

This would bring them closer to coming to a deal on forming a new transitional government.

The point of contention was that the opposition had asked that members of the sovereign council should not be granted blanket immunity from prosecution for past crimes.

Now opposition leaders say they have agreed that they could be granted only “procedural immunity” – meaning top officials could be tried with the permission of two-thirds of the legislative council, reports Reuters.

“The agreement is now just around the corner,” Satea al-Hajj, a leader in the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC)

Talks were thrown into question after four schoolchildren were killed at a rally on Monday.

Protesters came out on Thursday in the capital Khartoum to demonstrate against those killings:

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