- Title: Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal
- Date: 17th August 2019
- Summary: KHARTOUM, SUDAN (AUGUST 17, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF OPPOSITION FIGURES, MEMBERS OF SUDAN'S TRANSITIONAL MILITARY COUNCIL AND FOREIGN DIGNITARIES ARRIVING AT CONFERENCE HALL BEFORE CEREMONY TO SIGN POWER-SHARING DEAL BEGINS GUESTS SHAKING HANDS ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER, ABIY AHMED, WALKING TO PODIUM DEPUTY HEAD OF SUDAN'S TRANSITIONAL MILITARY COUNCIL, MOHAMED HAMDAN DAGALO AND OPPOSITION ALLIANCE REPRESENTATIVE AHMAD AL-RABIE SIGNING POWER-SHARING DEAL KHARTOUM, SUDAN (AUGUST 17, 2019) (REUTERS) (MUTE) DEAL BEING SIGNED AL-RABIE HANDS OF OFFICIALS SIGNING DEAL VARIOUS OF MEDIATORS AND FOREIGN DIGNITARIES SIGNING DEAL DAGALO AND RABIE STANDING UP AFTER SIGNING DEAL AL-RABIE, DAGALO AND HEAD OF TRANSITIONAL MILITARY COUNCIL ABDEL FATTAH AL-BURHAN RAISING DOCUMENT AND FLASHING VICTORY SIGN
- Embargoed: 31st August 2019 21:19
- Keywords: Sudan Power-sharind deal Sudan mulitary Sudan opposition
- Location: KHARTOUM, SUDAN
- City: KHARTOUM, SUDAN
- Country: Sudan
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASLW8JR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday (August 17) signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
Stability in Sudan, which has been grappling with an economic crisis, is seen as crucial for a volatile region struggling with conflict and insurgencies from the Horn of Africa to Egypt and Libya.
The Transitional Military Council (TMC) has ruled Sudan since April, when the military ousted Bashir following months of protests against his rule during which dozens of demonstrators were killed.
Bashir is wanted for war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region by the International Criminal Court and is awaiting trial on corruption charges.
The council and the main opposition alliance, known as the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), have been negotiating the power-sharing deal for months.
One of Sudan's top generals, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who is deputy head of the military council, and FFC representative Ahmad al-Rabie had initialed the agreement on Aug 4 and were the main signatories on Saturday.
Regional and international dignitaries including Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir were present.
(Production: El-Tayeb Siddig, Mai Shams el-Din)
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