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Algeria premier urges calm ahead of key anti-Bouteflika demos

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s new prime minister sought to calm tensions Thursday ahead of planned demonstrations that could be decisive for the protest movement calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. Noureddine Bedoui was speaking ahead of the first round of Friday rallies since Bouteflika’s surprise announcement earlier this week that he …

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Sudan opposition leader held in protest crackdown freed: party

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese authorities have released a senior opposition leader who had been detained since December in connection with demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s rule, his party said on Tuesday. Omar el-Digeir, the chief of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party, was arrested and jailed days after protests erupted on December 19 after …

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Sudan’s Bashir bans unauthorised rallies

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday banned unauthorised rallies as he announced a slew of new measures to end demonstrations that have rocked his rule for weeks. Bashir’s latest orders come as part of a nationwide state of emergency he imposed on Friday after a sweeping …

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‘Ballot box’ to decide if ailing Algeria president gets 5th term: PM

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s prime minister on Monday insisted voters would determine if ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika gets a fifth term at the ballot box, after major protests against his candidacy. Tens of thousands of people on Friday took to the streets, including in the capital Algiers where demonstrations are forbidden, to vent …

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Police fire tear gas at night-time protests in Sudan capital

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman Tuesday as demonstrators staged night-time rallies against the government. The after-dark demonstrations were the latest in more than a month of escalating protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s …

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Sudan police confront protesters as Bashir rejects accusations

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters planning to march on parliament Sunday, as President Omar al-Bashir insisted demonstrators who died in anti-government rallies were not killed by security forces. Deadly protests which erupted on December 19 after a government decision to …

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Tear gas fired at protesters marching to Sudan presidential palace

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese police on Thursday fired tear gas at protesters marching towards the presidential palace, witnesses said, during a demonstration in the capital to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. Demonstrators chanting “Freedom, peace, justice” gathered in central Khartoum and began their march but riot …

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Sudan: torn apart by war

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has been shattered by decades of conflict and ruled for nearly 30 years by Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted internationally for genocide. Here is some background about the large partly desert African nation as it marks a month of anti-government protests. – …

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