INTERNATIONAL

Sudan Unrest

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders have agreed on a three year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration.

A member of the military council that took power after the ouster of longtime leader Omar Al-Bashir has said that "the army agreed on a transitional period of three years,".

He further said a final agreement on the sharing of power, including the forming of the next ruling body, the sovereign council will be signed with the protest movement, the alliance for freedom and change, within 24 hours.

He said of the three year transitional period, the first six months will be allocated to signing peace accords with rebels in the country's war zones.

The army generals had initially insisted on a two year transition period, while the protest leaders wanted four years.