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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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Mass grave found of Sudanese conscripts killed in 1998: prosecutor

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s public prosecutor announced Monday the discovery of a mass grave of conscripts killed in 1998 after trying to flee a military camp. The committee tasked with investigating the killings at Ailafoon military camp “found the mass grave in the past four days after hearing witness accounts”, said public prosecutor …

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Joy, tears in Darfur as ICC arrests war crimes suspect

Nyala, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese civilians displaced during the devastating conflict in Darfur have welcomed news that a top militia leader accused of atrocities there has surrendered himself to the International Criminal Court. Ali Kushayb, also known as Ali Muhammad Abdelrahman, was wanted on more than 50 counts of war …

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UN creates political mission in Sudan to support transition

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted two resolutions to create a mission in Sudan to support the country’s political transition and extend the mandate of peacekeepers in Darfur, diplomats said. The resolution on the new United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in …

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Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protesters took to the streets of Khartoum Wednesday, angrily demanding justice for scores of pro-democracy demonstrators killed a year ago in a bloody crackdown. The popular mass movement had already brought down long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir but was still on the streets demanding further reforms …

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In Sudan, traced Bashir regime assets ‘tip of iceberg’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese authorities have begun to recover billions of dollars of real estate illegally amassed by deposed dictator Omar al-Bashir’s regime, but other assets will be difficult to seize, experts say. “Initial estimates indicate that the real estate and properties owned by the former regime… range (in …

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Sudan’s bloody tribal clashes threaten fragile transition

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  An upsurge in bloody tribal clashes in Sudan has killed at least 59 people and wounded over 100 this month, heaping more pressure on the country’s fragile transitional government. More than a year since the fall of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir, who ruled over ethnically diverse …

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Sudan still in crisis a year after Bashir’s ouster

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A year after one of Africa’s longest serving leaders, Omar al-Bashir, was ousted from power in the face of mass street protests, Sudan is still reeling from daunting crises including deep economic woes. Bashir was overthrown on April 11, 2019 by the military, which was responding …

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Sudan’s Bashir, veteran strongman turned inmate

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Since his ouster last year, Sudan’s veteran leader Omar al-Bashir has been detained and convicted of corruption, becoming the Middle East’s latest fallen strongman. The 76-year-old, held in Khartoum’s Kober prison where many of his opponents were detained during his rule, had ruthlessly crushed dissent after …

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Sudan: one year since Bashir’s downfall

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A recap of key events in Sudan one year after mass protests toppled its president Omar al-Bashir from power, ending three decades of iron-fisted rule. – Bashir rule ends – On April 11, 2019, four months after mass protests sparked by a hike in bread prices …

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