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Sudan women decry slow progress on rights since Bashir’s fall

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese women were at the forefront of the protests that toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir but 11 months on, activists are disappointed at a lack of progress on women’s issues. “Nothing has been done to meet women’s demands,” said Zeineb Badreddine. An activist involved from the start …

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UN warns world may pay ‘terrible price’ if it fails Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A top UN official has warned that the international community would “pay a terrible price” if it fails to help rebuild Sudan’s dilapidated economy as the African country transitions to civilian rule. “The story of Sudan in year 2020 is not the story of the previous …

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Sudan bans newspapers, TV stations over Bashir ties

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan banned two newspapers and two television stations on Tuesday, saying they had received funding from the government of former president Omar al-Bashir who was ousted last year following protests. The decision was made by a committee tasked by Sudan’s transitional authorities with dismantling institutions linked …

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Sudan free from Bashir but effects of sanctions linger

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  In a cooking oil factory in Khartoum, Sudanese workers hammer at a broken-down machine, as general manager Sarah al-Fateh sighs in frustration. She is unable to import replacement parts for her family’s business, she said, because of “American sanctions”. A year after the start of a …

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Sudan’s Bashir: the ousted autocrat with many faces

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | From soldier to Islamist, populist and war crimes suspect, Sudan’s deposed leader Omar al-Bashir showed many different faces during his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The 75-year-old, who was one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents, has been held in prison since his ouster in April on corruption …

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Sudan cinema flickers back to life after Bashir ouster

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Talal Afifi has worked for years to revive Sudanese cinema which has languished through decades of authoritarian rule. With the fall of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir, he sees new hope. Bashir’s Islamist-backed rule of 30 years had seen cinemas shuttered and US sanctions prevent imports of …

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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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