A leading Sudanese protest group on Sunday rejected a United Nations initiative to hold talks with the military aimed at restoring the country’s democratic transition following an October coup, suggesting the political deadlock and relentless street protests are likely to continue, with at least 60 people killed since the military takeover. AfricaNews reports that the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which led the upraising against longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist government, and which has been the backbone of anti-coup protests alongside youth groups known as the Resistance Committees, said the “only way” out of the ongoing crisis is through the removal of the generals from power. It wants a fully civilian government to lead the transition, underlined by the motto “No negotiations, no compromise, no power-sharing”.