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Sudan protesters strike as deadlock with military persists

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Thousands of workers went on strike across Sudan on Tuesday, leaving air and bus passengers stranded as protesters piled pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration. The leaders of an umbrella protest movement remain at loggerheads with army generals who ousted president …

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Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protesters voiced regret Thursday at an army decision to suspend crucial talks on installing civilian rule but vowed to press on with a sit-in despite being targeted in fresh violence. Army generals and protest leaders had been expected to come to an agreement on Wednesday …

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Sudan protest leaders say accord with army on transitional authority

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s protest leaders said Monday they have reached a breakthrough agreement with the country’s military rulers on transitional authorities to run the country. The news came shortly after the prosecutor general’s office said ousted president Omar al-Bashir had been charged over the killings of protesters …

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Month after Bashir ouster, Sudan far from civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | One month after ousting veteran president Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s military rulers show no sign of handing power to a civilian administration and talks with protest leaders remain deadlocked. Thousands of protesters remain encamped outside army headquarters in central Khartoum, vowing to force the generals to cede …

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Sudan protesters call mass rally as tensions rise

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protesters on Tuesday called for a mass rally, insisting the army is not serious about handing power to civilians nearly three weeks after it toppled autocratic president Omar al-Bashir. The call came as tensions mounted over the make-up of a new joint civilian-military council to …

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Sudan braces for ‘million-strong’ protest march

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protesters began gathering for a “million-strong” march Thursday to turn up the heat on the ruling military council after three of its members resigned following talks on handing over power. The rally outside the army headquarters comes after the military rulers and protest leaders agreed …

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Sudan protesters pledge ‘million march’ for civil rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protest leaders raised the pressure on the country’s army rulers on Wednesday, threatening a general strike and calling for a million-strong march to demand a civilian government. The military council that took power after veteran president Omar al-Bashir was ousted earlier this month meanwhile invited …

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