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Three dead after Sudan protest as crowds cheer Bashir at rival rally

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Three protesters died after police broke up an anti-government demonstration in Sudan, police said Thursday, as thousands chanted support for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in Khartoum. Wednesday’s competing rallies in the Sudanese capital followed a month of angry street protests over a …

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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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Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters attempt march

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters in Sudan’s capital planning to march on the presidential palace, witnesses said, as backers of President Omar al-Bashir announced their own rally for next week. Deadly anti-government protests have rocked Sudanese cities including Khartoum since December 19, …

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Police fire tear gas at Sudan protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese police fired tear gas at protesters on Friday as they took to the streets after midday prayers to chant anti-government slogans in the capital’s twin city of Omdurman, witnesses said. Anti-government rallies have rocked cities across Sudan since December 19 when protests first broke …

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CAR rebels buy weapons from Sudan traffickers: UN report

United Nations, United States | AFP | Muslim rebels who briefly seized power in the Central African Republic in 2013 have received fresh weapons supplies from traffickers in Sudan even as they take part in peace talks, according to a UN panel of experts. The panel tasked with monitoring sanctions …

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Sudan’s Bashir forms panel to probe protest violence

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir ordered authorities Tuesday to set up a committee to investigate violence during anti-government protests, even as a range of political groups called for a “new regime” in the country. At least 19 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in protests …

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Police deploy in Sudan capital as protesters plan march

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Riot police deployed in key squares of Sudan’s capital Monday as protesters planned to march on President Omar al-Bashir’s palace calling for him to “step down” following deadly anti-government protests. Bashir has instructed police to abstain from using excessive force against the demonstrators after 19 …

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Sudan’s Bashir urges police to stop using force on protestors

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday told police to abstain from using excessive force against anti-government demonstrators as the UN called for a probe into deaths during the violent protests. At least 19 people have been killed since December 19 during protests sparked by Khartoum’s …

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