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Sudan: Senior commander Hemeti promises to abide by power-sharing
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Sudan: Senior commander Hemeti promises to abide by power-sharing

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Khartoum, Aug 17 : Mohamed Hamdan "Hemeti" Dagolo, widely regarded as Sudan's most powerful man, has promised to abide by a power-sharing agreement with the opposition.

According to a BBC news report, he made a pledge to stick with the deal as the two sides are prepared to sign the landmark deal later on Saturday. Its aim is to end months of unrest and pave the way for civilian rule.

Pro-democracy protests and violent repression gripped Sudan after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was ousted. Under the new deal, a sovereign council, consisting of six civilians and five generals, will run the country until elections. The two sides have agreed to rotate control of the council for just over three years. A prime minister nominated by civilians is due to be appointed next week. (UNI)