Sudan's Al-Bashir Opts for Negotiations With Opposition

After four months of street protests, President Omar al-Bashir and the opposition have reached a deal to negotiate a transitional government. However, the two sides are yet to agree on the duration of the transitional government and its composition, as well as what forum will be used for negotiations.

Since mid-December, protesters have taken to the streets in towns and cities across the country to protest price increases and to call on President Omar al-Bashir, in power for 29 years, to step down. The protests began in Atbara and have spread to other cities and towns, including Gedarif, Wad Madani, Port Sudan, Dongola, El Obeid, El Fasher, Khartoum, and Omdurman.


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