What are Sudanese protesters demanding?

Sudanese Christians from the Nuba Mountains

What are Sudanese protesters demanding?

An immediate transfer of power to a transitional civilian government to govern for a four-year term, followed by elections.

Earlier, Sudan's main protest group, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), issued an urgent call for people to join the sit-in and foil any attempt to disperse it.

The second wife of recently ousted Sudanese President Omar Bashir and his brother attempted to fly off to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Juba, but South Sudanese authorities refused to grant them the permission to leave the country, Masrawy news portal reported.

A new interim civilian body should be given full executive powers, with the armed forces having representation, and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took over last week should be dissolved, the SPA said.

"Some of the military leaders are very close to the former regime and the protesters want to make sure that anyone who has links with the former regime".

Below are their key demands, which the umbrella group Alliance for Freedom and Change says must to be met for the sit-in to end.

The foreign ministry urged the worldwide community to back the military council "to achieve the Sudanese goal of democratic transition".

They are demanding that a civilian government be installed immediately.

A military spokesman said Sunday it will name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet - but not a president - to help govern the country.

Despite two warrants against Bashir, he continued to travel with impunity to various countries in Africa and the rest of the world.

Himeidti is also the head of Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary anti-insurgency force with its origins in the Janjaweed militias of the Darfur conflict.

Also Monday, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the head of the transitional military council, announced an overhaul of the military leadership and appointed a new chief of staff, according to a military statement.

An end to the state of emergency Bashir imposed on February 22.

Burhan took the oath of office on Friday after his predecessor General Awad Ibn Ouf stepped down little more than 24 hours after Bashir's ouster.

A transitional military council has been formed to rule the country for up to two years and then hand over the power to a civilian government.

"This must be done credibly and swiftly, with protest leaders, political opposition, civil society organisations, and all relevant elements of society, including women, who are willing to participate".

Sudanese protesters have kept up a sit-in outside army headquarters in Khartoum since April 6.

In a joint statement by their embassies on Sunday, they warned against any use of violence to break up the protests, and said the "legitimate change" the Sudanese people demanded had not taken place.

"The objectives of the revolution can not be achieved totally and completely in the face of the backstage manipulations by the remnants of the regime", SPA member Taha Osman told reporters in the capital, Khartoum.

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