Sudan’s ruling military council this week claimed it foiled an attempted coup which was aimed at blocking a power-sharing deal with opposition.
The announcement made on Thursday appeared to be an attempt to show the military’s commitment towards the new deal which will be in place for the next three years.
What follows the implementation of this new deal will be an election to eventually return the country to a civilian rule.
Talks were held in Khartoum for the greater part of this month towards ending the political crisis in that country.
Per the deal, the military will be in charge for the first 18 months, then a civilian-run administration for the remaining 18 months.
The parties also agreed to form an independent technocratic government. There will also be a transparent, independent investigation into violent events in recent weeks.
Many protesters have also been killed throughout the year as citizens push for a civilian regime.
That demand for a change in government forced long time leader, Omar al-Bashir out of power through a coup.
Sudan military has said that over a dozen people, among them former and current army officers and members of the security services were arrested for their role in the foiled coup.
General Jamal Omar, a member of the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) said “We saw the dangers and threats, which have been threatening the safety and security of this nation, by a group of people who refuse the demands of the people.”
But many analysts say the quest for another military coup even in the face of an agreement with the opposition shows how unwilling the military is to leave power.
No one can now predict if the military will leave power as agreed in recently signed deal with the opposition.
The north African country has been in turmoil for most parts of this year with the call by protesters for a return to a civilian regime.