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Delegation of Sudanese opposition leaders to visit Cairo: Source

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Aug 2019
 Minni Arcua Minnawi
File photo: Former Darfur rebel leader Minni Arcua Minnawi addresses a news conference in Sudan's capital Khartoum, August 7, 2006, REUTERS

A delegation of Sudanese opposition leaders will visit Cairo soon to discuss the ongoing political turmoil in Egypt's southern neighbour, an Egyptian source told Ahram Online on Friday.

The source did not specify when the visit would take place, but said the delegation will be comprised of leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), an umbrella coalition of rebel groups that was formed in 2011.

Those coming include the organisation's head Gibril Ibrahim, the head of the Sudan Liberation Movement Minni Minawi, the head of Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North Malik Agar, the deputy head Yassir Arman, and the head of Sudan Liberation Movement Transition Council Hadi Idris.

The delegation will hold meetings in Cairo to discuss "developments in the political situation in Sudan, and work to resolve contentious issues."

Mass protests against austerity policies began last winter in Sudan and led to the ouster of long-time ruler Omar Al-Bashir in April.

Demonstrations have continued as opposition groups negotiate a transition to civilian rule with the military council that took over from Al-Bashir.

Protesters accuse the security services of using violence against demonstrators.

Jibril Ibrahim, Head of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and deputy head of the Sudan Call alliance

File photo: Malik Agar,Head of the northern branch of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, speaks during a news conference in Khartoum, July 3, 2011. Reuters

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