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Sudan ruler vows to implement deal agreed with protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed Saturday to implement the power sharing deal agreed with demonstrators, as the protest campaign cancelled a nationwide day of civil disobedience later this month. The ruling military council and protest leaders agreed Friday to form a joint civilian-military …

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Sudan braces for mass protest as demonstrators fear violence

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan braced Sunday for a mass protest in the capital against the country’s ruling generals, as calls mounted for restraint to prevent a new military crackdown on demonstrators. The planned “million-man” march is seen as a test for protest organisers who have been hit by a …

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Sudan protest leader fears more violence at newly planned demos

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A prominent Sudanese protest leader has voiced fears of more violence against demonstrators at rallies this week, insisting the June 3 “massacre” at a Khartoum sit-in had been planned. Protest leaders have called for mass rallies against the military on Sunday, the first such nationwide call …

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US names special Sudan envoy as protesters demand guarantees

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The United States Wednesday named a special envoy to Sudan to find a “peaceful” solution between demonstrators and generals, as protest leaders demanded “international guarantees” for implementing any agremeent reached with the army rulers. Shops and restaurants meanwhile began to reopen in Sudan’s capital Wednesday after …

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Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters. Thousands remained camped outside the complex in Khartoum overnight after protest leaders …

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Sharp fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on Monday after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in a bid to improve supplies as the country battles its worst gasoline shortages in a decade. Protesters turned back drivers and blocked buses from carrying passengers …

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