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Protesters rally in downtown Khartoum in support of detained

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Hundreds of Sudanese protesters rallied Thursday in downtown Khartoum and other districts of the capital in support of fellow demonstrators detained in the weeks of rallies against President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule, witnesses said. The latest protest came after Bashir acknowledged that Sudan’s controversial public order law and growing economic …

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Hundreds of Sudan professors hold sit-in against Bashir gov’t

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | About 300 Sudanese professors and lecturers from the University of Khartoum held a sit-in protest on campus Wednesday against President Omar al-Bashir’s government, a spokesman for the group said. Deadly protests have rocked the east African country since December 19 after a government decision to …

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Russia says state and private ‘instructors’ are in Sudan

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Moscow on Monday said it had sent “instructors” to Sudan, where demonstrators have been protesting against President Omar al-Bashir for weeks, following reports of sightings of Russian-speaking soldiers in Khartoum. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not specify who the “instructors” were, but said they were in …

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Bashir vows to bring peace as demos called in war zones

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | President Omar al-Bashir vowed Monday to bring peace in the state of South Kordofan where Sudanese forces are fighting rebels, as protesters planned to hold anti-government rallies in the country’s conflict zones. Deadly protests triggered by a government decision to raise the price of bread have rocked the east African …

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Sudan protests ‘will not change government’: Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as he addressed a rally of cheering supporters in war-torn Darfur. “Demonstrations will not change the government,” Bashir told crowds of supporters gathered in Niyala, the capital of South Darfur state, where …

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Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces last month after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide protests …

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Bashir backers stage Sudan rally as rival demo planned

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Crowds gathered Wednesday in Sudan’s capital in a show of support for the embattled regime of President Omar al-Bashir following several weeks of deadly anti-government protests. The rally by hundreds of backers of Bashir, who has ruled Sudan since 1989 when he swept to power in an Islamist-backed coup, …

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Sudanese leader Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Morocco late Thursday for a “private” visit. Bashir arrived at Tangiers airport, accompanied by ministers and other senior Sudanese officials, according to the Le360 news site, considered close to circles in …

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