An African Union mediator announced today that both sides have agreed to split control over a sovereign council that will rule Sudan for at least three years. The presidency of the 11-seat body will rotate between the Transitional Military Council and the alliance of opposition groups that helped force out ex-President Omar al-Bashir in April. The two camps also agreed to jointly investigate the violent clashes that left scores dead last month.
Will the agreement hold? While protesters cautiously celebrated the deal, others expressed skepticism that the military would stick to its end of the bargain.