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Khartoum: Sudan's military lifts curfew following persistent protests
Linda Shiundu|April. 13, 2019
Sudan's new leader of military transitional council on Saturday, April 13, announced the end of the curfew imposed by former military leader who stepped down shortly after being sworn-in.
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the curfew was lifted in line with the demands from protesters who want a complete civilian government.
While addressing the protesters during a live broadcast, Burhan also said all protesters who were detained or sentenced during the demonstrations will be released.
"In order to provide an atmosphere for your design to establish a state, we declare that the curfew is lifted, all detained or sentenced under martial law will be immediately released" said Burhan.
Burhan however maintained the military will be in charge of the country for an interim period of 2-years after which a civil government by the people of Sudan will be instilled.
During that period, he noted all state institutions will be re-organised and everyone found guilty of corruption and murder of protesters will be held accountable.
The leader further outlined the military will be in charge of reinforcing rule of law, maintain peace and order, ensure citizens run business freely and instill tolerance people.
The announcement came shortly after the head of the country's National Intelligence and Security Service (NIIS), Salih Ghosh, resigned from his post.
"The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has accepted the resignation of... the chief of NISS," the transitional military council said.
Ghosh had overseen a sweeping crackdown led by NISS agents against protesters taking part in four months of mass demonstrations
The demonstration saw the toppling of veteran President Omar al-Bashir by the army on Thursday, April 11.
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