Sudanese protesters march during a demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Sudanese pro-democracy activists have posted videos on social media showing thousands of people taking to the streets in the capital, Khartoum. The Sudanese Professionals Association said Thursday that the rallies are demanding justice for the killing of at least six people, including four students, earlier this week during student protests in a central province. (AP Photo)

African Union envoy: Sudanese finalize power-sharing deal

August 02, 2019 - 11:06 pm

CAIRO (AP) — The African Union envoy to Sudan says the protest coalition and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement.

Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt says early Saturday that the two sides have agreed on a constitutional declaration outlining the division of power for a three-year transition to elections. He did not provide further details or say when the agreement would be signed.

The military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir in April following months of mass protests against his three-decade-long authoritarian rule. The protesters remained in the streets, demanding a rapid transition to civilian rule. They have been locked in tense negotiations with the military for weeks while holding mass protests.

Sudan's state-run SUNA news agency quoted protest leader Omar al-Dagir as saying the agreement would be signed Sunday.