Sudan’s protest movement has rejected internationally backed initiatives to return to a power-sharing arrangement with the military after last month’s coup, announcing two days of nationwide strikes.

The movement called for the establishment of a civilian government to lead a transition to democracy.

The call came as a leader of the country’s main political party accused the military leadership of negotiating in bad faith.

The Sudanese military seized power on October 25th, dissolving the transitional administration and arresting dozens of government officials and politicians.

The coup has been met with international outcry and massive protests in the streets of Khartoum and elsewhere in the country.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Dr Haim Koren, a lecturer at Herzliya’s Reichman university who served as Israel’s first ambassador to South Sudan between 2012-14.