Sudan’s coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said on Monday that the military would no longer participate in national talks facilitated by the UN and regional blocs, wanting instead “to make room for political and revolutionary forces and other national factions” to form a civilian government. The AFP news agency reports that his announcement came as hundreds of anti-coup demonstrators were on their fifth day of sit-in protests after last Thursday saw the deadliest violence so far this year. For more on this story visit the Future Media website.