Reuters | Sudan lawmakers postpone amendment to keep Bashir in power

FILE PHOTO: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir speaks during the signing of a peace deal between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups following two weeks of talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, Sudan, February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) Feb 15, 2019 – A parliamentary committee tasked with amending Sudan’s constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term said on Saturday it would indefinitely postpone a meeting to draft these changes, state news agency SUNA said.

The move comes amid almost daily street protests since mid-December, initially sparked by rising food prices and cash shortages, against Bashir’s nearly 30-year rule.