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AU envoy - Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

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A political transition agreement between Sudan’s military and a pro-democracy coalition is expected to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said early Friday.

Mohammed el-Hassan Labat’s announcement came just hours after the Sudanese military claimed it had thwarted an attempted military coup, Associated Press reports.

The transition agreement sets up a joint sovereign council that will rule for a little over three years while elections are organized.

Ethiopian mediator Mahmoud Dirir told reporters that the political declaration will be “debated on, discussed and signed at the same time.”

The deal is meant to break the political deadlock that has gripped the country following the overthrow of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April.

Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of Sudan’s military council, said the coup attempt took place late Thursday, just days after the military and the pro-democracy coalition had agreed to the joint sovereign council.

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