The head of Sudan’s ruling military council arrived on Saturday in Cairo, where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian presidency said.
Sudan’s military wants to hand power to a democratically elected government as soon as possible in the tumultuous aftermath of former President Omar al-Bashir’s overthrow.
Sudan’s main protest group called on Tuesday for a general strike, saying two late-night negotiation sessions with the military had failed to reach a deal on how to lead the country after the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir.
Talks between Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council and an alliance of protesters and opposition groups failed for the second day in a row to produce a breakthrough on the country’s political transition, the council said early on Tuesday.
Sudan’s protest movement said that it is determined to have a civilian as head of a new governing council ahead of negotiations Sunday with army rulers to finalise its makeup.