Military and opposition in Sudan agree constitutional declaration

epa07751941 Sudanese protesters wave a national flag as they rally against recent student killings, in Khartoum, Sudan, 01 August 2019. Reports state the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) called for rally to protest against the killing of six people including students on 29 July in the central Sudanese city of Obeid. EPA-EFE/MARWAN ALI

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Sudan’s ruling military council and main opposition coalition have agreed on a constitutional declaration which will pave the way for a new period of transitional government.

The long-awaited declaration deal triggered celebrations in Sudan, which has been plunged into months of crisis.

African Union mediator Mohamed Hassan Lebatt made the announcement early on Saturday, without giving any details.

Sudan has been in turmoil since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April.

Protracted talks over the declaration have been held amid much violence.

Protests first broke out in December after Bashir’s government imposed emergency austerity measures. He was then overthrown by the military in April after prolonged protests outside the defence ministry in Khartoum.

Via BBC/The Guardian

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