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Sudan army topples Bashir

Bashir detained as army announces coup Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the army on Thursday, brought down by months of anti-government protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. “I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its …

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‘Sudan’s Bashir on way out’

Thousands of Khartoum residents chant ‘the regime has fallen’ Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Sources in Khartoum indicate that Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been ordered by the army to step down and consultations are under way to set up a transitional council. Sudan security has also freed …

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SUDAN: New troops movement, army to make statement

Sudan army to make an ‘important statement soon’: state media Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  The Sudanese army was Thursday planning to make “an important announcement”, state media said, after weeks of protests against longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir. “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” …

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What next for Sudan’s Bashir?

Paris, France | AFP |  As thousands of protesters in Khartoum demand President Omar al-Bashir resignation, demonstrators have called for the Sudanese military to back them. So far the army has not intervened, but agents of the powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and riot police have cracked down …

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“Army will not allow Sudan to fall into chaos”

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s armed forces will not allow the country to “fall into chaos,” Defence Minister General Awad Ibnouf said Monday as thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrated outside the military’s headquarters in Khartoum for third straight day. “Sudan’s armed forces understand the reasons for the demonstrations …

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The Sudanese cartoonist reaching out to the world

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP |  From his self-imposed exile in Denmark, political cartoonist Khalid Albaih sees himself as an “ambassador” for his native Sudan, with biting sketches that aim to unify rather than alienate. His criticism of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, in power for three decades, has made it impossible …

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Nile River crisis must be solved to avoid conflict:

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  A water crisis brewing between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a contentious Nile dam could escalate into a conflict with “severe humanitarian consequences”, a think-tank said on Wednesday. Egypt, which relies almost totally on the Nile for irrigation and drinking water, fears the Grand Ethiopian …

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Sudan opposition to keep up protests despite emergency

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s main opposition party on Saturday dismissed President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration of a state of emergency, saying protesters would keep up their campaign until his three-decade rule was ended. On Friday, Bashir imposed a nationwide state of emergency and dissolved the federal and provincial governments in …

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