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It was $113 million!

Cash worth $113 mn seized at Bashir’s home: Sudan army ruler Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Sunday that more than 113 million dollars worth of cash in three currencies has been seized from ousted leader Omar al-Bashir’s residence. He said a team …

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What are Sudanese protesters demanding?

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Protests have been rocking Sudan for nearly four months, culminating in the toppling of president Omar al-Bashir last week after three decades of iron-fisted rule. But thousands of demonstrators have maintained their sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum since April 6. At first they …

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Sudan intelligence chief resigns as purge begins

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The head of Sudan’s feared National Intelligence and Security Service, Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country’s new military rulers said on Saturday. “The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has accepted the resignation of… the chief of NISS,” the …

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Algeria after Bouteflika: what happens now?

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Mass protests may have pushed long-time Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power, but demonstrators look unlikely to let up, demanding sweeping changes to the political system. With pressure far from dissipating, what happens now? – Constitutional roadmap – Algeria’s constitution outlines a vague roadmap for …

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Could Algeria’s protests set off Arab Spring 2.0?

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | The resignation of Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after huge protests has inspired activists in the region, but looks unlikely to spark a repeat of the Arab Spring uprisings. Civil society figures in authoritarian Egypt and Sudan welcomed the toppling of a veteran president once seen …

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Algeria: from mass protests to Bouteflika resignation

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after the start of unprecedented protests sparked by his bid for a fifth term. His resignation, announced by state television, came shortly after the army demanded the start of impeachment against him. Here is …

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Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign ‘before mandate ends’

  Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said Monday, after a succession of loyalists deserted him in the face of massive protests. The 82-year-old, who has rarely been seen in public since a 2013 stroke, …

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