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Sudanese protesters rally to condemn June crackdown

Jul. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets Thursday to condemn the deadly crackdown by security forces last month, as tensions remain high despite recent progress toward a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has spearheaded months...

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Jul. 17, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers. The signing ceremony held in the...

Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal

Jul. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal. Representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters, are discussing in the capital of Khartoum on Tuesday a...

Sudan protesters delay signing deal with army for 2nd time

Jul. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement postponed a scheduled meeting with the country's ruling generals for a second time on Sunday, saying "further consultations" were needed before they would sign a power-sharing deal with the military. Activists leaders said the meeting was pushed back to Tuesday....

Sudan activists call for 'justice' for killed protesters

Jul. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities Saturday to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in, and a protest leader said a planned a meeting with the country's ruling generals to sign a power-sharing deal...

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

Jul. 12, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A transition agreement between Sudan's ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed it thwarted an attempted coup by a group of officers. The AU's Mohammed el-Hassan...

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of...

Sudan activists say internet restored after crackdown

Jul. 10, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists said Wednesday the ruling generals restored internet service in the country, following a weekslong blackout imposed during a deadly crackdown early last month. The long-waited move came a week after the military council and the pro-democracy movement reached a...

Sudan's military council to be dissolved in transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's top general says the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April will be dissolved with the implementation of a power-sharing deal reached with protesters last week. The military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed last week...

Sudanese say US pressure was key to reaching transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan's military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. The...