There have been five confirmed deaths from cholera in Sudan’s Blue Nile state since August 28, the health ministry said in a statement.
The council took over the reins of government in August after military and civilian parties and protest groups signed a three-year power-sharing deal after months of strife.
A Sudanese judge on Saturday formally indicted Omar al-Bashir for possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption, charges the ousted leader challenged as he was publicly questioned for the first time since his overthrow.
Sudan’s newly-created sovereign council formally declared a state of emergency in the city of Port Sudan on Sunday (August 25), following tribal clashes that police say have killed at least 16 people.
Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok an economist, who has worked for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, said he had started talks with the IMF and the World Bank to discuss restructuring Sudan’s crippling debt.