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The sudanese militärchef leaving his post

the General and the defence minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf depart immediately and has already indicated that his successor, lieutenant-general Abdel Fattah

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The sudanese militärchef leaving his post

the General and the defence minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf depart immediately and has already indicated that his successor, lieutenant-general Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan. This he says himself in a tv speech broadcast on state tv on Friday evening.

On Khartums streets erupted in cheers when the news came, according to the AFP's envoy. The demonstrators says that ”the will of the people has prevailed”.

People have chosen to defy the curfew which was imposed on the Thursday evening after the change of power, and thousands have resided in front of the army headquarters in the capital.

at the same time, the data that 16 people have been shot dead and twenty were injured in the last two days of the unrest, according to police.

the military council that is now leading the country stated that president al-Bashir were not removed in a coup, and asking at the same time other african countries for help to deal with the country's failing economy.

announced Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf that he would lead the country during a two-year transitional period and a state of emergency was declared. The news sparked protests among the demonstrators, who since 19 december to protest against the al-Bashir and the country's leadership and demanding a civilian government.

the Country's new leadership has given the promise of a peaceful dialogue, but how heavy words weighing is difficult to say. The news of the transition period, however, increases the hopes that the Sudan is moving towards a more democratic governance, according to Johan Brosché, a researcher at the department of peace and conflict research at Uppsala university.

– In a different way than in the past do they have different leaders respond to the demonstrators who have shown that they are sustainable and that they do not provide, " he says.

as is wanted by the International criminal court in the Hague for war crimes and genocide in Darfur, will not be extradited so long as the military council has the power – but he might face justice in the Sudan, according to council leaders. His former ruling party will get set up in the upcoming elections but will not be invited to the dialogue, reports Reuters.

the Dialogue with the political groups, including demonstrators, must be commenced, notify the council policy committee at a press conference on Friday.

"On the one hand, there is a history of the government and high ranking military officials have broken promises and said things, they are not followed," says Johan Brosché.

– On the other hand, the intensity and the strength of the protests to the military feel pressured, which increases the likelihood that they actually intend to do what they say.

to release people who have been arrested while they protested peacefully and investigate the violence used against demonstrators in december, " says UN head of human rights Michelle Bachelet in a statement.

”this is a very critical and unstable time for Sudan, and there is great uncertainty and anxiety for the future,” she says in the statement, where it also says that the authorities must avoid the use of violence against peaceful demonstrators.

Johan Brosché hope that the world will take another step forward to support the protesters and to improve their bargaining power in the Sudan.

"It is a historic event and a unique opportunity to improve the situation, and it's important to consider how the international community can help in the best way," he says.

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