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Supporters of Sudan’s Bashir oppose handover to ICC

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Supporters of ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir held a protest Saturday vowing to oppose any move by the country’s new authorities to hand him over to the International Criminal Court. Dozens of his supporters, carrying Bashir’s portrait, gathered outside the Khartoum court where he is …

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Years after militia raid, fear still grips Darfur village

Shattaya , Sudan | AFP | Sudanese farmer Suleiman Yakub vividly remembers the day he was hung from a tree and left to die by Arab militiamen who attacked his village in Darfur, killing, looting and burning. “Villagers were executed in front of me,” said Yakub, 59, a resident of Shattaya …

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Sudan court charges Bashir with illegal use of foreign funds

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A Sudanese court on Saturday charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir, on trial for corruption, with illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds, offences which could put him behind bars for a decade. Judge Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman said at the third session of Bashir’s trial that foreign funds …

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Sudan to name cabinet as tough challenges loom

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan is Wednesday due to announce the members of a new cabinet faced with a mountain of challenges after months of unrest, including rebuilding the economy and ending internal conflicts. Newly-appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok will name his key picks from nominees put forward by the …

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Bashir defence asks Sudan court for bail release

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir appeared in court Saturday for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his defence asked for his release on bail. Bashir, wearing a traditional white gown, sat in the same metal cage he appeared in on Monday when …

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Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s generals and protest leaders on Tuesday formed the sovereign council that will steer the country through three years of transition towards civilian rule. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council that took over from longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir when he was forced from power in …

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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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