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Sudan: former president Omar al-Bashir moved to prison

Ousted leader is being held in solitary confinement in the notorious Kobar prisonDeposed ex-Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sources said on Wednesday, as military rulers announced steps to crack down on corruption.Bashir, 75, had been detained under heavy guard in the presidential residence inside the compound that also houses the defence ministry, before being transferred to Kobar prison late ...
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South Sudan offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

"The president has offered to mediate the ongoing negotiations among various groups in Sudan with the hope that the new transition will usher in a new day in Sudan...," a statement by Kiir's office said. South Sudan's petroleum minister told Reuters he had traveled to Khartoum to meet the new leadership, alongside a high-level delegation that included Juba's security service chief and a presidential adviser on security. Sudan's south won statehood after almost half a century of civil war, mark...
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'Sudan protesters won't move until they get real change'

The BBC's Alastair Leithead joins protesters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. Demonstrations are continuing even though President Omar al-Bashir was forced to resign.
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Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese official and a former minister say the military has transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the capital, Khartoum. They say al-Bashir was moved from a “safe place” — the presidential residence inside the military headquarters — where he was held since his ouster, to Kopar Prison. The […]
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'No one believes this vote will be fair': Egypt protesters cast doubt on poll

President Sisi blocked access to opposition websites, introduced draconian penalties and vowed to punish journalists ahead of voteAs the world watches the peaceful revolution that is changing Sudan in awe and amazement, it is clear that in Egypt, Sudan’s neighbour to the north, Sisi is getting nervous. On the same day as the protests in Khartoum reached a head, several of us who oppose Sisi’s autocratic rule launched an online petition to declare any result from Tuesday’s referendum on proposed ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Global development, Sudan, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Sisi, Khartoum, Egypt Sudan


Egypt referendum: No one believes this vote will be fair but we won't be silenced

President Sisi is playing cat and mouse with us, shutting down our websites and blocking our social media but we won’t give inAs the world watches the peaceful revolution that is changing Sudan in awe and amazement, it is clear that in Egypt, Sudan’s neighbour to the north, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is getting nervous. On the same day as the protests in Khartoum reached a head, several of us who oppose Sisi’s autocratic rule launched an online petition to declare any result from Tuesday’s re...
Tags: Media, Africa, Social Media, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Digital Media, Global development, Sudan, Abdel Fatah al Sisi, Sisi, Khartoum, Egypt Sudan


'No one believes this vote will be fair': Egypt protestors cast doubt on poll

President Sisi blocked access to opposition websites, introduced draconian penalties and vowed to punish journalists ahead of voteAs the world watches the peaceful revolution that is changing Sudan in awe and amazement, it is clear that in Egypt, Sudan’s neighbour to the north, Sisi is getting nervous. On the same day as the protests in Khartoum reached a head, several of us who oppose Sisi’s autocratic rule launched an online petition to declare any result from Tuesday’s referendum on proposed ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Global development, Sudan, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Sisi, Khartoum, Egypt Sudan


Bashir May Be Out, But Sudanese Protesters With 'Eye On The Prize' Won't Budge

Protesters are demanding a military council give up power to civilians. Four days after longtime president Omar al-Bashir was removed in a coup, protesters faced off against troops in Khartoum.(Image credit: Ahmed Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sudan protesters block apparent attempt to break up sit-in

Demonstrators say they formed a ring around sit-in zone to stop troops clearing the area Sudanese protesters have been forced to block an apparent attempt to break up their sit-in outside the defence ministry in Khartoum, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after Omar al-Bashir was ousted as president. Protesters said they had joined hands and formed a ring around the sit-in area on Monday after troops gathered on three sides and tractors were preparing ...
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Sudan protesters say they blocked attempt to break up sit-in

Demonstrators say they formed a ring around sit-in zone to stop troops clearing the area Sudanese protesters have moved to block an apparent attempt to break up their sit-in outside the defence ministry in Khartoum, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after Omar al-Bashir was ousted as president, a witness has said.Protesters said they had joined hands and formed a ring around the sit-in area after troops had gathered on three sides and tractors were pre...
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Sudan protest group says attempt to break up sit-in outside defense ministry is under way

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main protest group said an attempt was under way on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the defense ministry compound in the capital, Khartoum. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) called on people to respond by joining the sit-in to "protect your revolution", according to a statement published on its social media pages. (Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
Tags: Science, Sudan, Reuters Sudan, Khartoum, Aidan Lewis, Khalid Abdelaziz, Sudanese Professionals Association SPA


Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

Troops had gathered on three sides of the sit-in and tractors were preparing to remove stone and metal barricades, but protesters joined hands and formed rings around the sit-in area to prevent them. The protesters, numbering about 5,000 with more arriving, chanted "Freedom, freedom" and "Revolution, revolution", and appealed to the army to protect them. Earlier, Sudan's main protest group, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), issued an urgent call for people to join the sit-in and fo...
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Activists say Sudan’s military attempted to break up sit-in

CAIRO (AP) — Organizers behind Sudanese anti-government protests say the military has attempted to break up their sit-in but backed off. There were no clashes and no one was hurt. Footage circulating online shows hundreds of troops outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on Monday. An officer is heard saying they came to “clean” the […]
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Sudan military leaders sack defence minister in purge of top officials

Talks with protest organisers continue during Khartoum sit-in calling for civilian ruleSudan’s military council has removed the defence minister, Awad Ibn Auf, from his role and appointed a new intelligence chief, a spokesman has said. Lt Gen Abu Bakr Mustafa will replace Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh, as chief of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Khartoum, National Intelligence and Security Service, Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, Salah Gosh, Awad Ibn Auf, Abu Bakr Mustafa


Sudan protesters demand civilian government in talks with military rulers

Alliance leaders say they will continue sit-in ‘until all our demands are met’Sudanese protest organisers have presented demands to the country’s new military rulers, urging the creation of a civilian government, the group spearheading demonstrations has said.Thousands remained encamped outside Khartoum’s army headquarters overnight and into Sunday to keep up the pressure on the military council that took power after ousting veteran leader Omar al-Bashir on Thursday. Continue reading...
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Sudan protesters present demands to military in talks

Sudanese protest organisers have presented demands to the country's new military rulers, urging the creation of a civilian government, the group spearheading demonstrations said. Thousands remained encamped outside Khartoum's army headquarters overnight to keep up the pressure on a military council that took power after ousting veteran leader Omar al-Bashir on Thursday. A 10-member delegation representing the protesters delivered their demands during talks late Saturday, according to a stateme...
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Sudan protesters call for civilian rule in talks with military leaders

Alliance leaders say they will continue sit-in ‘until all our demands are met’Protest organisers in Sudan say they have presented demands to the country’s new military rulers urging the creation of a civilian government.Thousands of people remained encamped outside Khartoum’s army headquarters overnight and into Sunday to keep up the pressure on the military council that took power after ousting the veteran leader Omar al-Bashir on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al Bashir, Sudan, Khartoum


Khartoum erupts with joy as Bashir successor steps down

Crowds of Sudanese waving flags and chanting "we toppled two presidents in two days" celebrated in the capital late Friday after the country's military council chief stepped down a day after he was sworn in. "We have done it, we have done it," shouted young men and women as they drove across Khartoum after General Awad Ibn Ouf announced his resignation on state television. On Thursday, he was sworn in as the chief of a ruling military council that replaced long-time president Omar al-Bashir, w...
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Libya’s Hifter spokesman says Sudan supplied arms to rivals

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A spokesman for the Libyan army in the east says ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir and his associates had been supplying militias with arms and fighters. Ahmed al-Mesmari said in a televised statement late Friday that two military planes took off from Khartoum on March 28 carrying insurgents, “weapons and ammunition” […]
Tags: News, Nation, Sudan, Libya, Benghazi Libya, Khartoum, Omar al Bashir, Ahmed al Mesmari


'No more old men in uniform': on the ground with Sudan's protesters

Public defiance crosses religious divides as protesters in Khartoum sustain united call for military to relinquish powerIn front of the military headquarters in Khartoum, where protesters have refused to leave following the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir, came an extraordinary show of support.In stifling heat, a group of Coptic Christians – a minority and persecuted group in Sudan – set up shelters to allow their fellow Muslim protesters to pray away from the glare of the Friday morning sun...
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'No more old men in uniform': Sudan protesters demand civil government

Public defiance crosses religious divides as protesters in Khartoum sustain united call for military to relinquish powerIn front of the military headquarters in Khartoum, where protesters have refused to leave following the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir, came an extraordinary show of support.In stifling heat, a group of Coptic Christians – a minority and persecuted group in Sudan – set up shelters to allow their fellow Muslim protesters to pray away from the glare of the Friday morning sun...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, Sudan, Khartoum, Omar al Bashir


Protesters Keep Pressure on Sudan's Army After Bashir Ousted

Demonstrators maintained an overnight sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, ignoring a 10 p.m.-4 a.m. curfew imposed when the military seized power. Defense Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf was sworn in late Thursday as head of a military council, which plans to lead Africa’s third-largest country for two years and has declared a three-month state of emergency.
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Sudan military council says it will ‘sit with protesters’ defying curfew

New rulers say they want to act as ‘tool for change’ after removal of Omar al-BashirSudan’s ruling military council says it wants to “sit with the protesters” and listen to them, one day after the army ousted Omar al-Bashir following mass demonstrations in the capital, Khartoum.In a press conference broadcast on state television, Omar Zein Abideen, a senior army officer and member of the military committee, said Sudan’s new rulers had no ambition to hold onto power and had intervened in response...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al Bashir, Sudan, Khartoum, Omar Zein Abideen, Omar al BashirSudan


Sudan protesters defy army curfew and vow to continue sit-in

Demonstrators express dismay at military taking over after removal of Omar al-Bashir Sudanese pro-democracy protesters who spent four months on the streets rallying against the country’s autocratic president are now defying the military leaders who overthrew him on Thursday.Thousands kept up their sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum overnight and into Friday morning despite a curfew imposed by the army after it arrested Omar al-Bashir, which it had warned protesters not to defy....
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al Bashir, Sudan, Khartoum


Sudanese protesters defy curfew, day after military coup

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese pro-democracy protesters who spent four months on the streets rallying against the country’s autocratic president are now defying the military leaders who overthrew Omar al-Bashir the day before. Thousands kept up their sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum overnight and into Friday morning despite a curfew imposed by the army […]
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Sudan protesters defy curfew after army topples president Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was deposed by the country's military on Thursday, but protesters against his iron-fisted rule defied a night-time curfew to rally against the military "coup".  In a televised address, Sudan's defence minister said the military would rule the country directly for a two year transition period before fresh elections.  General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibnouf, who is also a vice president and was seen as an ally of Mr Bashir, said the long-serving dictator was in ...
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Joy turns to anger for 'hoodwinked' Sudan protesters

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 Salah, who has become an icon of the protest movement after a video of her leading demonstrators' chants went viral. Excitement and jubilation began to turn to anger and defiance only hours after Defence...
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Sudan army ousts Bashir, protestors vow further demos

Sudan's army ousted veteran president Omar al-Bashir Thursday, but protestors against his iron-fisted rule denounced a "coup" and thousands rallied outside army headquarters as a night-time curfew kicked in. In a sombre televised address, Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf announced "the toppling of the regime" and said Bashir had been detained in "a secure place", bringing an end to his three decades in power. Thousands of protestors were staging a sit-in for the sixth night running outside Khartou...
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Mood in Sudan shifts to anger as the army prepares to seize power

Demonstrators in Khartoum insist a civilian government must replace Omar al-BashirAs rumours spread that their long-time ruler was finally on his way out, the atmosphere on the streets of Khartoum was victorious.“The regime has fallen,” people chanted. Flags waved, people danced and sang, and everyone’s hands were up in victory signs. “Freedom, peace and justice,” read one banner. On Wednesday morning, it seemed that the long-fought battle for these values might be on the point of being won. Con...
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The Incredible Story Behind This Viral Image Of A 22-Year-Old Activist

An image of a young Sudanese woman protesting in the country's capital, Khartoum, began to go viral this week, bringing the world's attention to the volatile political situation in the northeast African country.The striking photo of 22-year-old architecture student Alaa Salah, pictured on Monday standing above the crowd atop a car, pointing to the sky and dressed in white, has become a symbol of hope for many women and girls in Sudan, a country known for state repression of women's rights.Taken...
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