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A protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019 (AP photo)
June 4, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The top U.S. official for African affairs, Tibor Nagy Tuesday said he discussed with the head of African Union commission Moussa Faki about the need to bring the Sudanese parties to resume talks on power transfer.

The opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) suspended the talks on the power transfer after the attack on the site of protest and the killing of 35 people at lease. They also declared a general strike in the country saying they want to topple the military council

In turn, the Transitional Military Council (TMC), scraped the agreement they reached with the FFC and said they would form a caretaker government before to hold general elections in nine months.

"I spoke with the African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki today about the need for the TMC and FFC to resume dialogue in Sudan," Nagy said in a Tweet he posted on Tuesday.

He further voiced his support for AU’s role to end the ongoing crisis in Sudan and to prevent further instability in the east African nation which may lead to a regional turmoil.

The American diplomat further said he spoke with AU top official about "coordinating next steps in pressing for a resolution that meets the African Union Peace and Security Council’s April 30 communiqué".

Observers say that the TMC’s decisions are difficult to implement because that means exposing itself to regional and international pressures and even sanctions as the U.S administration and the European Union press the AU to take a tough stance on 30 June if the junta maintains its decision.

The African Union’s Peace and Security Council may recommend targeted sanctions to the UN Security Council against the Sudanese military junta.

On Monday, Faki strongly condemned the bloody attack on the sit-in area by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militiamen.

"The Chairperson wishes to recall the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) Communiqué of 30 April 2019 on Sudan, which demanded all Sudanese stakeholders to return to the negotiations urgently in order to arrive at an inclusive accord, which paves the way for a civilian-led Transitional Authority," he further stressed.

In addition, he called on all international partners to reinforce common efforts towards the immediate cessation of the violence and rapid resumption of negotiations for a political settlement.

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  • 5 June 06:03, by Pakuai

    If I were to be one of those North Sudanese military officials, l would ask that US criminal to ’shut the f-ck up’ or be sent back packing to US as interfering creep. By the though ’diplomacy has never been a bad idea’ there are some countries who have been existence than even the US and they know what diplomacy really is. But if l can ask this question rhetorically, has North Sudanese diplomat, South Sudanese or other African diplomat for that matter ever asked>>>

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    • 5 June 06:16, by Pakuai

      the US government to stop ’racism and jailing’ African Americans in big numbers for filmsy of charges? Again, there was a protest, "occupy wall street" a few years ago in New York. That protest was ’broken up’ by US-military-armed policemen with some horrific scenes that that let others around the world check their heads. Go to the UK, l personally have never gone to the UK and will never damn will. Because l personally hate English people and what their monarchies stand for. In 2011, young Brits protested>>

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      • 5 June 06:30, by Pakuai

        against the British police after the police killed killed an innocent Afro-Carribean. Has any North Sudanese ambassador to London or South Sudanese diplomat ever asked the UK government to stop harassing young people? I don’t think so. So why are these creeps always allowed to poke their evil long noses into other countries affairs and get away with it? Cowdliness l guess. But for us here in South Sudan. We consider these vermin with an absolute contempt>>>

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        • 5 June 06:45, by Pakuai

          Our senior officials are the ones who still let these creeps be still in our country. We just to *round up* anything that is connected with the evil white Americans, English people, their UN, UNIMISS, their sleazy NGOs, your cloned arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps here in our region that we can’t their bullsh*ts never ever again, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.

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          • 5 June 08:35, by Pakuai

            North Sudanese fools, l am the one who will help ’bomb your North Sudan, so-called israel (Eastern Jerusalem), killed all the juus (israelis) and anything that is connected to evil white Americans, English people or their gulf Arab states financiers. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Your Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Djibouti, the US and French army base in Djibouti will be bombed into ’RED SEA’ wit

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  • 5 June 20:43, by KOKOJA

    Pakuai, this name means a representative of Dinka. You are therefore jeopardizing chances of Dinka community getting opportunities when living or working with the countries and organization you mentioned.
    The best advice for you is to please work to dissuade violence. Thanks

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