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Sudan Misses Deadline To Form Civilian Government

Sudanese civilian groups and the ruling junta have missed Tuesday’s deadline to form a civilian-led transitional government amid disagreements on security reforms and other issues.

According to a timeline set up by the parties, a new prime minister would have been announced on Tuesday as well as other officials of a civilian-led government.

The deadline lapsed after the parties failed to sign a final transition deal on 1 and 6 April over disagreements on the integration of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) into the army.

A joint committee from the military and RSF, which was set up to discuss contentious issues, reportedly suspended the talks for one day for further consultations, Al-Intibaha website reported.

Meanwhile, the RSF has reportedly sent “about 14 armoured vehicles” to Khartoum “in anticipation of any emergency”, Paris-based Sudan Tribune news site reported.

Citing an unnamed RSF official, Sudan Tribune said that the vehicles were stationed in Zurq locality on the border with Libya, and were on their way to Khartoum, “as part of RSF’s plans to deploy its forces in the city”.

The Sudanese army and the RSF have in recent weeks been mobilising their troops in the capital.

It follows divisions between Sudanese deputy leader and RSF commander Gen Hamdan Dagalo (Hemeti) and military chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, raising fears of confrontations between the army and the RSF.

Source: BBC

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