The deadly standoff in Sudan has ended now that a power-sharing agreement has been reached in the African country.
After several weeks of violence and unrest, Sudanese citizens celebrated on Friday after a new agreement ended the deadly standoff between the ruling Transitional Military Council and the opposition alliance.
The agreement was reached after Sudan’s military leadership and the country’s pro-democracy movement created a joint sovereign council consisting of five military members and five civilians, CNN reports.
“Today our revolution has won and it waves the flags of victory,” the opposition Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) said, according to CNN.
The council is also launching an investigation into the deadly street violence that has occurred in the country since President Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April, The Grio reports. In June, over 100 protesters were fatally gunned down — including 19 children. More than 70 women and men were raped with more than 700 people being injured after security forces shut down a peaceful protest camp outside of Khartoum’s military headquarters early last month.
The new agreement will place the Sudan military in charge of the country’s leadership for the first 21 months. After that, a civilian administration will rule the council during the following 18 months, CNN reports.
Bashir has since been indicted in Darfur by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and committing crimes against humanity. The United Nations’ Human Rights Council is also launching an independent investigation into the brutal June attacks.
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