Residents of Khartoum broke out into frenzied celebrations on the streets of the Sudanese capital in the early hours of Friday, after the ruling military council and opposition announced they had reached a transition agreement.

Crowds cheered and danced and cars honked their horns in jubilant celebrations on the streets.

The deal reached between the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) reportedly calls for the establishment of a sovereign council, controlled in rotation by the military council and civilians for a period of three years or longer.

The agreement also dictates the formation of an independent technocratic government.

The two sides also agreed to launch an investigation into the violent crackdown on protesters that reportedly killed eight and injured dozens over the past weeks.

The TMC was running Sudan after the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir in April, following mass protests against his 30-year rule.

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