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Sudan generals must transfer power to regain trust: UK envoy

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s ruling generals must swiftly hand power to civilians if they are to regain the trust they lost after a deadly crackdown on protesters this month, Britain’s envoy to Khartoum has told AFP. Crowds of protesters who had camped for weeks outside the capital’s army headquarters …

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Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities on Friday, as women across the country went on strike for equal pay. “I love badass women” and “Eliminate the patriarchy” figured …

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Sudan opposition chief, US demand probe on protest crackdown

Omdourman, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called on Friday for an “objective” international investigation into last week’s deadly crackdown on protesters, after the ruling military council rejected such a probe. Mahdi’s call was backed by top US envoy Tibor Nagy, who urged an “independent and credible” …

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Shops open, buses run on day 2 of Sudan civil campaign

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Several shops and fuel stations opened and buses ran Monday in the Sudanese capital, on the second day of a nationwide civil disobedience campaign called to pressure the ruling military. The campaign comes a week after a deadly crackdown on protesters in Khartoum left dozens dead and almost two months …

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Khartoum residents in ‘state of terror’ after bloody crackdown.

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Heavily armed paramilitaries roamed the Sudanese capital Thursday, forcing fearful residents to hide indoors after a crackdown on protesters that authorities admitted had left dozens dead and prompted the African Union to suspend Khartoum. Members of the Rapid Support Forces, who rights groups say have their …

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Gunfire echoes in Khartoum as protest crackdown leaves 60 dead

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Gunfire crackled in Sudan’s capital Wednesday as tensions remained high after a two-day crackdown that doctors close to the country’s protest movement said had left at least 60 people dead. Despite mounting international concern at what demonstrators called a  “bloody massacre”, a bid at the UN …

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At least 30 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military rulers forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters on Monday leaving at least 30 dead and hundreds wounded, doctors close to the protesters said, as gunfire rang out and black smoke shrouded the city. Heavily armed members of the paramilitary Rapid …

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