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What next for Sudan’s Bashir?

Paris, France | AFP |  As thousands of protesters in Khartoum demand President Omar al-Bashir resignation, demonstrators have called for the Sudanese military to back them. So far the army has not intervened, but agents of the powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and riot police have cracked down …

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“Army will not allow Sudan to fall into chaos”

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s armed forces will not allow the country to “fall into chaos,” Defence Minister General Awad Ibnouf said Monday as thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrated outside the military’s headquarters in Khartoum for third straight day. “Sudan’s armed forces understand the reasons for the demonstrations …

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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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