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Ousted Sudan strongman Bashir faces corruption charges

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s public prosecutor has charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir of corruption, the official SUNA news agency said on Thursday. The announcement came more than two month after the military ousted Bashir on April 11 following months of nationwide protests against his 30-year ironfisted rule. “The …

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US names special Sudan envoy as protesters demand guarantees

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The United States Wednesday named a special envoy to Sudan to find a “peaceful” solution between demonstrators and generals, as protest leaders demanded “international guarantees” for implementing any agremeent reached with the army rulers. Shops and restaurants meanwhile began to reopen in Sudan’s capital Wednesday after …

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UN Security Council strongly condemns Sudan violence

New York, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned recent violence in Sudan and called on Khartoum’s military rulers and protest movement to work toward a solution to the crisis. In a unanimous statement, the council called for an immediate halt to attacks against civilians …

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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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How the crisis in Sudan unfolded

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The deadly crackdown by security forces on protesters in Sudan follows a worsening standoff between the ruling military and demonstrators demanding civilian rule. The unrest started in December 2018, when citizens revolted against a tripling of the price of bread. In April, demonstrators launched a …

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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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