Sudan general sets red line: No civilian majority
A member of Sudan’s ruling military council has told BBC Newsday that the armed forces will not accept a civilian majority on an interim power- sharing council.
Lt-Gen Salah Abdelkhalek said that was a red line; he would perhaps go as far as equal representation, but no further.
Talks between the generals and the opposition Alliance For Freedom and Change about the make-up of an interim council remain deadlocked.
On Thursday, huge numbers again joined protests in the capital, Khartoum, calling for a civilian administration.
Lt-Gen Abdelkhalek also said he would be prepared to give an immediate amnesty to long-standing rebel leaders.