Sudan flights cancelled after strike

Sudan flights cancelled after strike

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Khartoum, May 28: The nationwide 48-hour general strike getting under way in Sudan is affecting travellers as flights are being cancelled in the capital, Khartoum.The BBC News report said the protesters want a return to civilian rule after the military coup that overthrew Omar al-Bashir as President after nearly 30 years in power.

Protest groups in Sudan have called a nationwide strike over the next 48 hours, to increase pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration.Talks between two sides remained deadlocked about the composition of a new governing authority following the overthrow last month of President Omar al-Bashir.

One protest leader, Wajdi Saleh, said the opposition were ready to re-open negotiations.But he said they would not tolerate what he called the "language of deception" being employed by the generals who took charge six weeks ago. (UNI)