Middle East supports Sudan with 3 billion dollars
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab States have put together a support package for Sudan worth 3 billion dollars. That was announced by the Saudi press agency SPA.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab States have put together a support package for Sudan worth 3 billion dollars. That was announced by the Saudi press agency SPA .
Part of the package is a $ 500 million deposit to the Central Bank of Sudan. Furthermore, the support is in the form of food, medicines and petroleum products.
President Omar Hassan al-Bashir was deposed earlier this month. He ruled the African country for over thirty years, but was deposed after losing support from the Sudanese army.
A week after Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir was deposed, tens of thousands of citizens had taken to the streets again in the African country. They demanded the departure of the military council and wanted a fully civilian government instead.
"Freedom and revolution are the people's choice", "power to the citizens" and "freedom, peace and justice" were chanting the demonstrators in various cities in the country.
In the capital Khartoum, civilians had barricaded themselves in the center, near the military headquarters. They demand that the military council, which was installed after Al Bashir was deposed, leaves.
Al Bashir was deposed exactly a week ago by the army top led by General Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, after months of street protests. He was transferred to the Kobar prison in Khartoum on Wednesday evening.
Headers of former government party arrested
Several leaders of the former NCP government party were arrested late Saturday night. According to a spokesperson, this includes chairman Ahmed Haroun and Bashir's deputy, Ali Osman Taha.
Former MP Ahmed Ibrahim Al Taher and Al Zubair Ahmed Hassan, Secretary General of the Islamic Movement, have also been arrested.
Other influential figures during Bashir's many years of rule were given house arrest. Previously, several members of his last cabinet were arrested alongside Bashir.