Ethiopia PM in Sudan to mediate

Abiy Ahmed arrived in the Sudanese capital Friday to broker talks between the ruling generals and protest leaders.
Sunday 09/06/2019
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (L) accompanied by Shams-Eddin Kabashi Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) spokesman (R) meets with members of Sudan's ruling military council. (AFP)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (L) accompanied by Shams-Eddin Kabashi Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) spokesman (R) meets with members of Sudan's ruling military council. (AFP)

KHARTOUM - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in the Sudanese capital Friday to broker talks between the ruling generals and protest leaders after a deadly crackdown by security forces this week.

Abiy arrived at Khartoum international airport and headed for a series of meetings with the ruling generals, an AFP correspondent reported from the airport.

The Ethiopian premier was scheduled to meet protest leaders later.

"We have received an invitation from the Ethiopian embassy to meet the Ethiopian prime minister at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) and we will go," prominent protest leader Omar al-Digeir told AFP.

On Monday, Sudanese security forces launched a deadly crackdown on a a weeks-long sit-in outside army headquarters in which scores of people were killed.

Officials have put the death toll at 61 nationwide, protest leaders at above 100.

(Agence France-Presse)