Sudan crisis: Military council, protesters agree on power-sharing governance after month-long political unrest; 136 people killed in conflict [Photos]

Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough accord aimed at ending the country's months-long political crisis.

FP Staff July 05, 2019 10:08:04 IST
Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough accord aimed at ending the country's months-long political crisis. It came after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body, a civilian or soldier. AP
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Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough accord aimed at ending the country's months-long political crisis. It came after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body, a civilian or soldier. AP
Sudan has been rocked by a political crisis since the army ousted longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April on the back of widespread protests, with the generals who seized power resisting demonstrators' demands to hand it over to a civilian administration. Reuters
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Sudan has been rocked by a political crisis since the army ousted longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April on the back of widespread protests, with the generals who seized power resisting demonstrators' demands to hand it over to a civilian administration. Reuters
The tension between the two sides had further soared after a brutal raid on a longstanding protest camp outside army headquarters in the capital Khartoum that killed dozens of demonstrators and wounded hundreds on 3 June. Reuters
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The tension between the two sides had further soared after a brutal raid on a longstanding protest camp outside army headquarters in the capital Khartoum that killed dozens of demonstrators and wounded hundreds on 3 June. Reuters
The latest round of talks had resumed Wednesday after intense mediation by Ethiopian and African Union envoys, who had put forward a draft proposal to break the weeks-long deadlock. Reuters
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The latest round of talks had resumed Wednesday after intense mediation by Ethiopian and African Union envoys, who had put forward a draft proposal to break the weeks-long deadlock. Reuters
Before talks collapsed in May the generals and protest leaders had agreed on forming a 300-member parliament, with two-thirds of lawmakers to be from the protest movement. Reuters
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Before talks collapsed in May the generals and protest leaders had agreed on forming a 300-member parliament, with two-thirds of lawmakers to be from the protest movement. Reuters
At least 136 people have been killed across the country since the raid, including more than 100 on  3 June, according to doctors close to the umbrella protest movement, the Alliance for Freedom and Change. AP
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At least 136 people have been killed across the country since the raid, including more than 100 on  3 June, according to doctors close to the umbrella protest movement, the Alliance for Freedom and Change. AP
The health ministry says 78 people have been killed nationwide over the same period and was carried out by men in military fatigues. The ruling military council insists it did not order the violent dispersal of the sit-in. Reuters
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The health ministry says 78 people have been killed nationwide over the same period and was carried out by men in military fatigues. The ruling military council insists it did not order the violent dispersal of the sit-in. Reuters