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‘South Sudan peace accord progress falling way short’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Progress in implementing the peace agreement in South Sudan has been “way short” of expectations, the body responsible for monitoring it said on Friday, a day after Pope Francis urged the warring factions to achieve a lasting peace. “It is clear that achievements have fallen …

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‘It will fall again,’ chant Sudan protesters

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanting “it will fall again, it will fall again” flocked to the army headquarters Friday where thousands prepared to hunker down for another night defying an army curfew, witnesses said. Dressed in white traditional clothes, men and women, headed to …

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Sudan joy turns to anger for ‘hoodwinked’ protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Jubilation in Khartoum that Sudan’s era of iron-fisted rule by Omar al-Bashir was ending Thursday quickly soured when protesters realised the old regime had no plans to go. “Change will not happen with Bashir’s entire regime hoodwinking Sudanese civilians through a military coup,” tweeted Alaa …

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Sudan protesters defy curfew

Thousands rally outside Sudan army HQ as curfew begins: witnesses Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied outside army headquarters late Thursday, witnesses said, despite a night-time curfew imposed by the military after it ousted president Omar al-Bashir following months of demonstrations. Protesters were chanting their slogan …

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Sudan: three decades under Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Here are key dates in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir seized power three decades ago, after he was ousted on Thursday by the military following months of protests against his iron-fisted rule. – 1989: coup – In June 1989 army brigadier Bashir and a group of …

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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: 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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