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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...

Both sides in Sudan political crisis hail power-sharing deal

Jul. 5, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement reached Friday, raising hopes that the deal would end a three-month political crisis that has paralyzed the country and led to scores of deaths following a violent crackdown on...

Envoy says Sudan rivals reach power-sharing agreement

Jul. 4, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and the country's pro-democracy movement have reached a power-sharing agreement, including a timetable for a transition to civilian rule, an African Union envoy said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat said both sides agreed to form a joint...

Sudan protesters resume talks with army over transition

Jul. 3, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement resumed talks Wednesday with the ruling military council over a transfer of power to civilian rule, a protest leader said, a move that could break weeks of political impasse since the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. Mariam...

Sudan protesters at a crossroads after deadly crackdown

Jul. 3, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The mass marches held in Sudan this week breathed new life into the uprising that toppled long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the protesters and the ruling military council remain at an impasse amid fears the country could slide into further chaos. Tens of thousands of people marched...

Death toll from clashes at Sudan rallies climbs to 11

Jul. 1, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan's security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other areas Sunday in the biggest...

At least 7 dead as Sudanese stage protests against army rule

Jun. 30, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A government official said at least seven people had been killed and...

Sudan's army warns protest leaders of violence at rallies

Jun. 29, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council warned protest leaders Saturday that they would be held responsible for any destruction or damage by "vandals" and people "with an agenda" ahead of planned mass rallies demanding civilian rule more than two months after the military ousted autocratic...

Sudan's army calls for unconditional talks with protesters

Jun. 19, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military council said talks on the transition of power should resume without preconditions, signaling a continued standoff with opposition leaders who launched nighttime demonstrations to push for civilian rule. Protest leaders have set conditions for a resumption of talks,...