Two paramilitary elements killed in clashes with police in North Darfur
Two members of the paramilitary Popular Defence Forces (PDF) were killed during clashes with an army/police patrol in El-Fasher, capital of North Darfur state on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses told Sudan Tribune that the fighting between the patrol and PDF elements occurred in the vicinity of the Saudi Hospital.
The recruits of the paramilitary force violated an order that banned wearing of a turban-veil locally known as “al-Kadmol” that covers the head and the face and makes difficult the identification of a person.
Opposition forces don’t have viable alternative to Bashir’s regime, says PCP
Sudan’s Popular Congress Party (PCP) led by Hassan al-Turabi has accusing opposition forces who seek to overthrow the regime of not having a viable alternative for it.
The PCP political secretary, Kamal Omer Abdel-Salam, denied that the national dialogue was a product of a deal concluded “under the table”. He further directed harsh criticism to the opposition forces which call for toppling the regime, challenging them to present their alternative if they have one.
Abdel-Salam, who spoke in a forum at the government-sponsored National Center for Media Production (NCMP), said the ongoing dialogue is the only means for finding a way out of the country’s entrenched crises.