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Sudanese court adjourns trial of former President Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | A Sudanese court on Tuesday announced the adjournment of the trial of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his officials just after the trial opened in the capital Khartoum earlier in the day. Emad-Eddin Mohamed Ibrahim, the supreme court judge, said the adjournment will be …

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Sudan to host Nile Day 2020 celebrations

Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | The Regional Nile Day 2020 celebrations are set to take place in Khartoum on February 22. At least 500 Nile Basin citizens and friends of the Nile are expected to participate in the celebrations, according to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) that is organising the …

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Sudanese celebrate, demand justice on uprising anniversary

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Exuberant crowds took to the streets of Sudan on Thursday to celebrate the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir and to demand justice for slain protesters. Thousands turned out in different districts of the capital Khartoum chanting slogans such as “we’re …

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Ugandans in need of heart surgeries find hope in Khartoum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans in need of surgery for congenital and acquired surgical diseases are eligible for free surgery in Khartoum, Sudan. The service is offered by the Salam Centre, the only facility in the region offering free-of-charge, qualified cardiac surgical care. The facility designed and built …

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Khartoum residents in ‘state of terror’ after bloody crackdown.

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Heavily armed paramilitaries roamed the Sudanese capital Thursday, forcing fearful residents to hide indoors after a crackdown on protesters that authorities admitted had left dozens dead and prompted the African Union to suspend Khartoum. Members of the Rapid Support Forces, who rights groups say have their …

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Protesters rally in downtown Khartoum in support of detained

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Hundreds of Sudanese protesters rallied Thursday in downtown Khartoum and other districts of the capital in support of fellow demonstrators detained in the weeks of rallies against President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule, witnesses said. The latest protest came after Bashir acknowledged that Sudan’s controversial public order law and growing economic …

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South Sudan rebel leader plans return in May: UN envoy

United Nations, United States | AFP | South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar is planning to return to Juba in May under a power-sharing deal that a UN envoy said Tuesday offered the “best chance” of ending the war. UN envoy David Shearer met last week with Machar in his …

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