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Bashir trial opens as Sudan sovereign council delayed

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. The trial comes as a sovereign council was being formed, following Saturday’s signing of a transitional constitution by …

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Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan was poised Saturday to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule, which many hope will bring increased freedom and prosperity. During a ceremony to be held at a hall by the Nile in the capital Khartoum, members …

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Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule. The ceremony will officialise a constitutional declaration inked on August 4 between the country’s Transitional Military …

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Sudan factions vow to implement transition deal: US official

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders have made “strong pledges of commitment” to bring about a transition to a civilian-led rule, a US official said Wednesday. US Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale was speaking after meeting with Sudan’s military ruler Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, protest leaders …

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Sudan arrests paramilitaries for pupils’ killing amid new deaths

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s ruling generals announced Friday that nine paramilitaries had been arrested for the killing of four teenage demonstrators earlier this week after four people were killed protesting their deaths. The move against the feared paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces came as talks between protest leaders and the ruling generals …

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Internet on mobile services restored in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Mobile internet services were restored across Sudan Tuesday following a court order, weeks after the ruling generals imposed a blockade in the wake of a brutal crackdown on protesters. Demonstrators were violently dispersed on June 3 by men in military fatigues, who stormed a weeks-long protest …

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