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Sudanese man shot dead during protest as sides wrangle over transition

The killing occurred with the military council and civilian opposition wrangling over final details of a power-sharing agreement ahead of elections after veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled in a coup following weeks of mass protests.

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

The demonstrations were the first since the ruling military council and civilian opposition agreed in principle to a power-sharing arrangement ahead of elections. The deal has yet to be finalised and signed.

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Sudan's military rulers say coup attempt thwarted

The thwarted coup involved a number of retired officers, as well as officers still in service, Jamal Omar Ibrahim, the head of the Transitional Military Council's security committee, said on Sudanese TV.

Power-Sharing Deal in Sudan Took Shape at a Secret Meeting

Although the details are still being finalized, the agreement offers the people in one of Africa’s largest and most strategically important countries the fragile hope of a transition to democracy after 30 years of dictatorship under former President Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted in April.

Sudan's protesters claim victory for their 'revolution'

When news of the deal broke around dawn on Friday, hundreds of protesters returned to the streets dancing, singing and waving Sudanese flags, while passing drivers honked.

Envoy says Sudan rivals reach power-sharing agreement

Talks on a power-sharing agreement had collapsed when security forces razed a protest camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on June 3.

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Explained: Why the protests in Sudan might not end the country's troubles

The principal worry for activists is that the Sudanese military would continue to remain in power, like in neighbouring Egypt where a coup toppled a democratically elected government which had come to power after longstanding dictator Hosni Mubarak’s rule came to an end in 2011.

Sudan protesters resume talks with army over transition

The African Union and Ethiopia, acting as mediators, had invited both sides for direct negotiations over their joint proposal to end Sudan's political impasse.

US envoy backs Sudan protesters, urges talks with military

The army took over the country in April, after ousting longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir following months of mass protests against his rule.

Meet the former camel trader who now sits at the pinnacle of power in Sudan

A lanky man with a primary school education, four wives and no formal military training, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan is enjoying the trappings of his new position.

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South Sudan becomes the youngest country

On this day in 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the youngest country in the world.

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