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Sudan: nearly three decades under Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Here are key dates in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir came to power almost three decades ago. – 1989: coup – In June 1989 army brigadier Bashir seizes power in a coup backed by Islamist ideologue Hassan al-Turabi. Sudan then hosts radical Islamists, including Al-Qaeda chief …

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Tear gas fired at protesters marching to Sudan presidential palace

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese police on Thursday fired tear gas at protesters marching towards the presidential palace, witnesses said, during a demonstration in the capital to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. Demonstrators chanting “Freedom, peace, justice” gathered in central Khartoum and began their march but riot …

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Sudan: torn apart by war

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has been shattered by decades of conflict and ruled for nearly 30 years by Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted internationally for genocide. Here is some background about the large partly desert African nation as it marks a month of anti-government protests. – …

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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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Fighting over gold in Chad leaves dozens dead: sources

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Fighting between Chadian and Sudanese rebels at a remote goldmine in northern Chad has left dozens dead, local and rebel sources said Sunday. The fighting pitting Chadian rebels against a Sudanese group close to the N’Djamena government took place Saturday in the Kouri Bougoudi regions, …

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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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Sudan rights body condemns fatal shooting of protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s top human rights body on Friday condemned the killing “by bullets” of protesters during a wave of unrest and called on the authorities to bring those responsible to justice. The statement by Sudan’s National Human Rights Commission was the first acknowledgement by a state …

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Sudanese forces attacked protestors in hospital: Amnesty

Paris, France | AFP | Sudanese security forces stormed a hospital to pursue people seeking treating from gunshot wounds sustained during protests against President Omar al-Bashir, Amnesty International said Thursday. Soldiers fired live bullets and teargas as they entered the hospital late Wednesday in Omdurman, twin city of the capital …

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Sudan says 22 dead since start of protests as new demos called

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan for weeks have left 22 people dead, authorities said on Thursday, as rally organisers called for fresh demonstrations. Angry crowds have staged hundreds of protests against the regime of President Omar al-Bashir after a government decision last month to …

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