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Western officials call on Sudan to lift state of emergency

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | A delegation comprised of officials from France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union on Friday called on Sudanese authorities to end the state of emergency. In a statement issued after a visit to Khartoum, the delegation called for immediate progress …

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UN chief calls for end to violence in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to violence in Sudan to allow mediation efforts. “First and foremost, we want to see an end to the violence. We condemn very clearly the use of live ammunition and lethal force against demonstrators yesterday,” said …

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Sudanese leader orders probe into street protest casualties

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Tuesday ordered to establish a committee to probe into Monday’s clashes between street protesters and security forces which resulted in the deaths of seven protesters. The committee should submit its report in 72 hours, the sovereign …

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Sudanese demonstrators reach presidential palace to demand civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudanese protesters on Saturday managed to reach the presidential palace in Khartoum to demand civilian rule, official SUNA news agency reported. “The protesters reached the vicinity of the Republican Palace amid chants through which they affirmed rejection to the political agreement signed between the Chairman of …

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Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s generals and protest leaders on Tuesday formed the sovereign council that will steer the country through three years of transition towards civilian rule. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council that took over from longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir when he was forced from power in …

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Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition deal signed

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Rapturous crowds filled the streets of Khartoum Saturday as Sudan’s generals and protest leaders signed a historic deal paving the way for civilian rule. Thousands of cheering people gathered around the Friendship Hall next to the Nile, where the documents that will govern the country’s 39-month …

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Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan was poised Saturday to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule, which many hope will bring increased freedom and prosperity. During a ceremony to be held at a hall by the Nile in the capital Khartoum, members …

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Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule. The ceremony will officialise a constitutional declaration inked on August 4 between the country’s Transitional Military …

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