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Hundreds of Sudanese protest Egypt's Sisi in Khartoum

Protesters shout slogans against "intervention" by the Egyptian president in Sudanese affairs

Omer Erdem   | 27.04.2019
Hundreds of Sudanese protest Egypt's Sisi in Khartoum FILE PHOTO

KHARTOUM

Hundreds of Sudanese gathered on Saturday in capital Khartoum to protest Egypt’s president for “interfering” Sudan’s internal affairs. 

The protesters from Omdurman city, the second largest city in state of Khartoum, demonstrated against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for “meddling” Sudan’s internal affairs in a march towards the Cairo Embassy in Khartoum.

Chanting slogans like “This is Sudan, “your border ends at [the Upper Egyptian city of] Aswan!”, the protesters objected any kind of foreign “interference” to Sudan’s internal issues.

Protesters ended their march at the Army Headquarter.

A similar demonstration took place on Thursday to condemn Sisi’s “interference” in their affairs.

On April 11, the Sudanese army announced the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir following months of popular demonstrations against his 30-year rule.

A Military Transitional Council (MTC) is now overseeing a two-year “transitional period” during which it has pledged to hold presidential elections.

The Sudanese opposition, however, has continued to stage demonstrations to demand that the MTC relinquish power -- immediately -- to a civilian government.

On Tuesday, Cairo hosted an African Union (AU) summit, where participants called for giving the MTC a three-month deadline for handing power over to a civil administration.

Egypt currently holds the AU’s rotating chairmanship.

Sisi came to power in Egypt on the back of a 2013 military coup against Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first-ever democratically-elected leader.

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