Soldiers in Sudan have made several arrests as Sudanese plan a major general strike amid a worsening political crisis.
Leaders of protesters who have been demanding a civilian regime throughout the year say a number of bank, airport and electricity workers have been arrested.
Some other workers’ groups have also claimed of threats from the military council ahead of the general strike against the military regime.
On Saturday there reports of some opposition leaders being arrested by the military after meeting the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The Ethiopian leader was seen meeting leaders of the military council on Friday but opposition leaders who met him have been arrested.
Aides of two prominent rebels and an opposition leader have told the media that their bosses were arrested by security forces.
Ahmed visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Friday to help resolve the ongoing political crisis.
Sudan suspended by AU
Sudan has been suspended from the AU during an emergency meeting of the AU in Addis Ababa.
The continental body earlier warned Sudan of sanctions if it did not return to a civilian rule.
A sixty day ultimatum was given after former leader Omar al-Bashir was toppled in a military coup in April.
Protesters have been demanding a return to a civilian rule after the military seized power and announced a three-year transition period.
But after continued protests, soldiers moved in on protesters this week shooting into them. Hundreds were killed with scores sustaining injuries.