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Sudan: Transitional Military Council, Opposition Reach Agreement on Constitutional Declaration

1 MIN READAug 5, 2019 | 13:47 GMT

What Happened: Sudan's Transitional Military Council and the opposition alliance have reached an agreement on the contents of a constitutional declaration that was officially signed Aug. 4, Al Jazeera reported.

Why It Matters: Although it took both sides various rounds of negotiations to reach the agreement, the deal still leaves many unresolved questions regarding Sudan's political transition, including the powers and role of the executive council.

Background: Sudan's security forces removed former President Omar al Bashir from power on April 11. Since then, the country's military and civilian opposition have pursued their own interests, leading to violence that has worsened security in Khartoum.

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