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Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

Aug. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations. The historic deal paves the way for a transition to a civilian-led government after the military overthrow of...

The Latest: Sudan army, protesters ink final transition deal

Aug. 17, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Sudan's transition to civilian rule (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Sudan's army and the country's pro-democracy movement have signed a final power-sharing deal at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum. Saturday's agreement paves the way for a transition to civilian rule following the...

Al-Jazeera says Sudan officials allow it back into Khartoum

Aug. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera says Sudanese authorities have allowed the re-opening of its bureau in Khartoum after it was closed over two months ago. The Qatar-funded broadcaster said Friday that a travel ban imposed on its bureau chief in the Sudanese capital was lifted and that all...

Amnesty urges Sudan's military to extradite ousted al-Bashir

Aug. 16, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International is urging Sudan's military rulers to hand over longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict. Amnesty's statement on Friday — just two days before al-Bashir is to go on...

Sudan's rebels want a role in transitional government

Aug. 14, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese rebel alliance said Wednesday it should be represented in the transitional government formed by the military and the pro-democracy movement. Yesir Arman, a senior official in the Sudan Revolutionary Front, told The Associated Press that the transitional government should end the...

A new strongman in Sudan? Experts aren't so sure

Aug. 6, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — When Sudan's protest leaders signed a preliminary power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council in early July, they had no choice but to shake hands with the man many of them accuse of ordering a massacre just a month earlier. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, a paramilitary commander...

Sudanese rebels criticize power-sharing deal

Aug. 5, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese rebel group says it won't accept a power-sharing deal signed recently between the ruling military council and the pro-democracy movement. The Sudanese Revolutionary Front, a rebel group that is part of the protest movement, argued that the constitutional document initialed late...

Sudanese protesters sign power-sharing deal with military

Aug. 4, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Sunday aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Representatives initialed a constitutional document that would...

Sudanese activists, army finalize power-sharing deal

Aug. 3, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement. Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt told reporters that the two sides "fully agreed" on a constitutional declaration outlining the division of power for a...

Sudan protesters in 2nd day of talks over deal with military

Aug. 2, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling generals are meeting for a second day to finalize a power-sharing deal. Friday's discussions centered on a so-called constitutional declaration, which defines how much power each side would have in the three-year transitional period until...