There was jubilation following the breakthrough in the negotiations between the Transitionary Military Council (TMC) and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF), which meant that the prospects for a civilian-led council were good. However, on May 16, the head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, dashed hopes that a transfer of power would occur soon by suspending negotiations for 72 hours, and now the TMC continues to impede such a transfer.
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