Sudan’s military council and opposition groups said they had agreed on Monday to a power structure for the country’s transition but have yet to decide how long it will last or the make-up of transitional bodies.
The apparent progress was offset by rising tension in the capital Khartoum, where paramilitary forces patrolled the streets into the evening, using tear gas and gunfire to disrupt protests blocking roads.
Protesters said counter-revolutionaries were inciting violence in an attempt to sabotage a political deal. An opposition doctors’ group said three protesters had been wounded by gunfire, and several others by sticks or whips.
The military-civilian balance of power and the length of the transition have been key sticking points in talks between the council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted on April 11.
Those points will be addressed on Tuesday, according to Transitional Military Council (TMC) spokesman Lieutenant General Shams El Din Kabbashi and Taha Osman Ishaq, a spokesman for the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces opposition alliance