The military and political parties in Sudan have signed an initial deal that will lead to a civilian-led transition and elections within two years. This will end the standoff that was triggered by a coup in October 2021. This is a positive step forward for the people of Sudan, who have been suffering for too long.
However, there are key dissenters who oppose the proposed changes, including anti-military protest groups and factions loyal to former leader Omar al-Bashir. Bashir was ousted in a military coup in 2019, and many of his supporters believe that the proposed changes would unfairly advantage the military over civilian authority. There has been significant violence and unrest in Sudan in recent years, and it is unclear whether the proposed changes will be able to bring lasting peace and stability to the country.
Monday’s agreement essentially gives the military a formal role heading a security and defence council, with the prime minister being second-in-command. It leaves other crucial issues, such as how to bring about justice for past atrocities and reforming the security forces, to be decided in future talks. The agreement was reached after months of negotiations between the military and civilian opposition groups, and is seen as a key step in Sudan’s transition to democracy.
The deal to form a unity government in Sudan stipulates that the military will have a role in a new security and defence council. The agreement also vows to unify Sudan’s armed forces and impose controls on military-owned companies. This is seen as a major concession by the military, which has been in control of the country since ousting long-time president Omar al-Bashir in April.
The civilian-led protests that resulted in al-Bashir’s ousting were fueled by economic grievances, and a key demand of the protesters has been a civilian-led government. The military has said it is committed to a transition to civilian rule, but the details of that transition have been the subject of months of negotiations.
It is the first of at least two planned accords and was signed by Sudan’s two ruling generals, Abdel-Fattah Burhan and Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, and the leaders from the country’s largest pro-democracy group, Forces of Freedom and Change, at the Republican Palace in Khartoum. The agreement is a power-sharing deal that paves the way for a civilian-led government.
The agreement is a power-sharing deal that paves the way for a civilian-led government. It includes a three-year transitional period, during which a joint military-civilian government will be formed. This government will then rule for a further two years, after which elections will be held.
The pro-democracy Resistance Committee leaders in response to the signing of the agreement called for demonstrations against it. They believe that any deal of this sort must include transitional justice and security sector reform from the start in order to be effective. The Committee has urged the public to participate in these demonstrations in order to voice their displeasure with the government’s decision.
Reports from the Republican Palace in Sudan indicate that anti-military protesters believe that the recent deal agreed upon does not meet their aspirations. These protesters claim that they were excluded from the talks that led to the deal. It is unclear at this time what the protesters will do next, but it seems likely that they will continue to push for more concessions from the military.
Protests broke out in at least two areas of Khartoum on Thursday, hours before the signing ceremony at the presidential palace. The Sudanese Professionals Association, which has been spearheading the protests, said the demonstrations were against the continued detention of protesters and the lack of progress on other civilian demands.
The United States and several other countries on Monday welcomed the signing of the Sudan initial transition deal, which is intended to lead to a peaceful transition of power in the country. The agreement was signed by Sudan’s military leaders and opposition groups, and was witnessed by representatives from Ethiopia, Chad, and the African Union.
The United States, in particular, has been pushing for a peaceful transition in Sudan, and has supported the efforts of the African Union and other regional organisations to broker a deal. The agreement signed on Monday is a significant step forward, and it is hoped that it will lead to a stable and democratic Sudan.
The United States, Norway, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom have welcomed an agreement on an initial political framework, according to a joint statement issued by the US State Department. This agreement is a critical step in enabling a lasting peace agreement between the warring parties in Yemen, and we call on all sides to build on this progress in order to achieve a comprehensive and lasting peace.
Since last year’s coup, which halted a power-sharing arrangement between the military and the FFC, the Sudanese military has not appointed a new prime minister. This has led to a period of instability and uncertainty in the country. The military has come under pressure from the international community to appoint a new prime minister and return to the power-sharing arrangement. However, it has so far resisted these calls. This impasse has created a volatile situation in Sudan, which could potentially lead to further violence and instability.
Since the military coup in Sudan in 2019, there have been mass protests against the military government and the suspension of billions of dollars in international financial assistance, deepening an economic crisis.
Sudan is facing an increasingly dire economic situation, with inflation soaring and the value of the Sudanese pound plummeting. The protests have been met with a violent crackdown by the military, with hundreds of protesters killed and thousands more detained. The international community has denounced the violence and called for a return to civilian rule, but the military has so far refused to budge.