opposition groups in Sudan began on Sunday a country-wide strike. So you want to put pressure on the military Council to hand over Power to a civilian government.

It was a “peaceful Form of resistance,” said the trade Union Alliance SPA on Twitter. Only Doctors and nurses are exempted from the General strike to the Sick and injured could be treated.

security forces arrested on Sunday, dozens of opposition supporters. Airport employees as well as employees of Sudan’s Central Bank had been discharged, said their colleagues from the German press Agency.

The strike followed the alleged arrest of two opposition leaders. The Secretary-General of the rebel group SPLM-N, Ismail Jallab, and their spokesperson, Mubarak Ardol, had been taken to international media reports, a few hours after a Meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed on Friday. The reports, based on unnamed sources, first settled has not been independently verified.

Abiy tried to mediate in the crisis in neighbouring Sudan between the military leadership and the Opposition. To do this, he had had a meeting on Friday with the military Transitional Council, as well as with members of the opposition Alliance FFC.

security forces had resolved last Monday with the violence of a week-long sit-in in Khartoum, which had significantly contributed to the overthrow of long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir. According to a medical Association of more than 100 people were killed and more than 500 injured. The Sudanese health Ministry said the number of dead at 61. Security forces in the days after counter-demonstrators.

President Al-Bashir, who had ruled the country for three decades with an iron Hand, was overthrown in April by the armed forces. The coup months-long mass protests were preceded. Since then, the military and the Opposition struggle for the formation of a transitional government.

Pope Francis took on the inhabitants of Sudan on Sunday in his prayers in St Peter’s square in Rome. “The news coming these days from the Sudan, are a source of pain and concern. Let us, for this Nation, pray that the violence may cease and that in the dialogue, the common good will be sought,” said the head of the Catholics.

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