In Sudan, demonstrators have gathered to demand the country's military hand over power to a civilian administration. They want a civilian government established in Sudan within 15 days.
The military seized power earlier this month from President Omar al-Bashir. Protesters campaigning for a return to civilian rule have called off talks with the interim leaders, urging supporters to step up their rallies.
Sudan's ruling military council is calling for protesters' roadblocks to be removed. Protest leaders are demanding a transfer of power to a civilian administration.
Saudi Arabia has shown support for the transitional military government in Sudan since the ousting of the country's longtime president. Observers suggest the Saudis are increasing their influence over Khartoum. But why?
Government soldiers were said to have been taken by surprise, coming under heavy gunfire. The attack comes as the country’s president searches for a new prime minister in the wake of a complete Cabinet resignation.
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