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Sudan army orders protesters to tear down barricades

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s new army rulers on Monday ordered protesters to dismantle their barricades on roads leading to the military headquarters as tensions grew after talks between the two sides broke down. The demonstrators have accused the ruling military council of being little different from veteran leader Omar …

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Sudan’s Bashir moved to prison as doctors rally

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as doctors marched through the capital to join a sit-in protest at the army complex. Following the dramatic end to Bashir’s rule of three decades last week, he was moved …

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Fear of army action as Sudan protesters toughen stand

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protesters Tuesday hardened their demand that the military men in power quickly step down and make way for civilian rule, refusing to budge from their sit-in outside army headquarters. The country’s new military ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, in another apparent concession to the protesters, …

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Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters. Thousands remained camped outside the complex in Khartoum overnight after protest leaders …

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Sudan protesters defiant after aborted bids to clear army HQ sit-in

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Thousands of defiant Sudanese protesters remained camped outside army headquarters for a fourth day Tuesday, after security forces abandoned two separate attempts to disperse them when soldiers fired in the air, witnesses said. Chanting “freedom, freedom,” crowds of men and women, who had spent the night …

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Sudan state of emergency curbing public freedoms: minister

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A state of emergency imposed across Sudan is restricting public freedoms, a minister said Wednesday, as lawmakers discussed the measure imposed by President Omar al-Bashir to quell anti-government protests. Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency on February 22 after an initial crackdown failed to suppress deadly demonstrations against his iron-fisted …

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