Khartoum (HAN) June 20, 2019. Public Diplomacy and International security Initiatives. Edited version: Sudanese protest leaders were to hold talks later Saturday with an Ethiopian envoy who has been meditating with the ruling generals and drafted a compromise blueprint for a political transition.
Ethiopia has stepped up its efforts to resolve the political crisis in Sudan since the deadly June 3 dispersal of a long-running protest camp outside army headquarters.
At least 128 people have been killed in the crackdown, doctors linked to the protest movement say. The health ministry put the June 3 death toll at 61 nationwide.
The protesters’ alliance has insisted on a civilian-led transition.
The generals deny they ordered the army HQ protest broken up, insisting they authorised only a limited operation to clear drug dealers from around the camp.
It expressed “regret” over the “excesses” that happened. Orignally paublished by ;The National, edited by Horn of Africa Newsline (HAN) sister Organization of Geeska Afrika Online.