Sudan’s governing military council on Friday allowed television network Al-Jazeera to reopen its bureau in the country’s capital, less than three months after shutting it down in the aftermath of a military coup.
“The (Transitional Military Council) has informed us on Friday that we can reopen our office in Khartoum, and now we are starting our journalistic work,” Al-Jazeera Khartoum Bureau Chief, Al-Musalami Al-Kabbashi, said.
The decision comes one day before the TMC and opposition groups are scheduled to sign a three-year agreement toward a power-sharing government, a deal that had already been reached earlier this month.
The office of the Doha-based broadcaster was closed on May 31, shortly after several people were killed during demonstrations demanding the military step aside to allow for a civilian government.
The military deposed long-ruling president Omar al-Bashir during a coup on April 11.