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China launches Sudan’s first ever satellite: official

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s first ever satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by China, the northeast African country’s ruling body said Tuesday. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who heads Sudan’s sovereign council, announced the launch of the satellite at a meeting of his top security officials held …

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Bashir trial opens as Sudan sovereign council delayed

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. The trial comes as a sovereign council was being formed, following Saturday’s signing of a transitional constitution by …

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Sudan talks cancelled as army ruler condemns teenagers’ killing

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protest leaders cancelled planned talks with the country’s ruling generals on Tuesday as they visited a town where five teenaged protesters were shot dead. Sudan’s military ruler condemned the killing of the schoolchildren in the central town of Al-Obeid on Monday as the United Nations …

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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 prosecutor general sacked as new protests held

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military ruler Thursday sacked the country’s prosecutor general, days after charges of corruption were brought against ousted leader Omar al-Bashir as new protests got underway. The dismissal came as General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s deputy in the ruling military council announced that the mastermind behind a …

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Mastermind of Sudan protest raid identified: general

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A top Sudanese general said Thursday that the mastermind behind a deadly crackdown on protesters has been identified, but refused to name him saying it would impact a probe into the raid. Crowds of protesters were violently dispersed on June 3 by men in military uniforms, …

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Sudan’s Bashir to appear in court on graft charge: prosecutor

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is to appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, the acting prosecutor general announced on Saturday. The announcement came more than two months after the military overthrew Bashir following mass nationwide protests …

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