Sudan’s state of emergency that was imposed seven months ago was lifted on Sunday, the ruling sovereign council said.
The state of emergency was imposed after an October 25 coup led by the country’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan led to a deepening unrest across the North African country. The overthrow upended a fragile transition following the 2019 ouster of president Omar al-Bashir.
The country’s ruling security and defence council said the decision was made at a meeting headed by the military leader.
Senior military officials recommended the state of emergency be lifted and people detained under an emergency law be freed.
UN special representative Volker Perthes had also called for the removal of the state of emergency, following the killing of two protesters during anti-coup protests on Saturday.
The order was made “to prepare the atmosphere for a fruitful and meaningful dialogue that achieves stability for the transitional period”, the ruling sovereign council said.