Sudanese factions sign accord on transitional government2019|01:23
After months of volatility, a landmark power sharing agreement, paving the way for a transitional government in Sudan. The country's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council came together on Saturday (August 17) in Khartoum to sign the final agreement. The council and the main opposition alliance, Forces of Freedom and Change, have been negotiating the power-sharing deal for months. Long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April following months of protests which saw dozens of demonstrators killed. Since then, al-Bashir has been detained in a Khartoum prison, he's also been indicted by the International Criminal Court and is facing an arrest warrant over allegations of genocide in Sudan's Darfur region. The months following his arrest have seen escalating tensions on the streets of Khartoum. In June security forces raided a sit-in protest outside the city's defense ministry. Opposition-linked medics say more than 100 people were killed in the assault. Once the transitional government starts work, the country will embark on a three-year transition period, which is expected to lead to elections.