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  Sudan Erupts in Celebration After Army and Civilians Agree to Share Power
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AuthorDeclan Walsh
News DateSunday, August 18, 2019 02:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSudan’s military and civilian leaders signed a landmark power-sharing deal at a joyous ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, on Saturday, signaling a new chapter in the life of the sprawling African country, which has been rocked by eight months of popular protests, a coup and a bloody military crackdown.

Few Sudanese could have imagined only a year ago that Omar Hassan al-Bashir, their despised ruler of 30 years, would be languishing in Sudan’s most notorious prison awaiting a trial on corruption charges that is expected to start on Monday. Street celebrations, with music, poetry and fireworks, were held across the country Saturday.
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