April 13, 2019 / 1:33 PM / 11 days ago

Civilian government to be established in Sudan: new head of military council

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The new head of Sudan’s transitional military council said on Saturday that a civilian government would be established after consultations with opposition forces and promised that the transitional period would last for a maximum of two years.

In his first televised address, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman said he was cancelling a night curfew ordered by his predecessor and ordered the release of all prisoners jailed under emergency laws ordered by ousted President Omar al-Bashir.

Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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