18 August 2019
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to celebrate Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council signing a final power-sharing deal. The deal, signed on Saturday, paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
The Transitional Military Council (TMC) has ruled Sudan since April, when the military deposed Bashir following months of protests against his rule during which dozens of demonstrators were killed. The TMC and the main opposition alliance, the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), have been negotiating the power-sharing deal since then, but continued unrest, during which more protesters were killed, delayed an agreement.
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