Joy in Sudan as Power-Sharing Deal Brings Sovereign Council

Sudan's Transitional Military Council and protest leaders have signed a historic power-sharing agreement in Khartoum. The pact opens the way for the two factions to form a joint military and civilian council that will lead Sudan for three years until elections are held for a civilian-led government. While the signing itself was brief, hours of celebrations followed across the capital.

 

 

Sudanese pro-democracy supporters celebrate a the signing of a final power-sharing pact with the ruling military council on Aug 17, 2019, in Khartoum.

Thousands of people gathered in Friendship Yards on Saturday evening to celebrate the agreement with music.

Hiba Salah waves Sudan’s flag outside Friendship Hall as the agreement is being signed.

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