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Lorian Synaro of Anonymous explains the motive behind #OpSudan and #OpZimbabwe

Over the past week, Zimbabwe has experienced citizens protesting over raised fuel prices and high living costs. While in Sudan protests about the country’s economic problems and President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year term started in December 2018. In both cases, the governments resorted to shutting down the internet as a method to restrain citizens from speaking freely on social media and other online platforms. Also, in both Sudan and Zimbabwe, the authorities have unleashed security forces on citi...
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Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have cracked down on Arabic-language foreign media working inside the country, as protests against the autocratic rule of President Omar al-Bashir enter their second month, news channels said. Qatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera said that its correspondents in Sudan had their work permits withdrawn by security officials on Monday, while […]
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Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them? | Nesrine Malik

The people are rising up. But the western celebrities and the human rights industry that fought for this are absentIn 2017, a US law firm signed a contract with the Sudanese government, to assist in efforts to lift the economic sanctions that had been suffocating the country since 1997. Within weeks, George Clooney and John Prendergast, veteran activists for human rights in Sudan, wrote a letter in Time magazine, objecting to this. They asked rhetorically, did the law firm’s senior ranks, filled...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Africa, Time, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Sudan, George Clooney, Darfur, Omar al Bashir, Nesrine Malik, John Prendergast, Clooney Prendergast


Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

CAIRO (AP) — The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader and win freedoms and human rights. Activists challenging President Omar al-Bashir’s autocratic rule say they have learned […]
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Sudan president defiant as deadly protests continue

Security forces fire tear gas at demonstrators calling for President Omar al-Bashir to resign.
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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir blames infiltrators for anti-government protest deaths

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir blamed infiltrators for the recent deaths of anti-government protesters a speech Sunday while vowing to respect the will of the people in the 2020 elections.
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Sudan unrest enters second month with protests in Omdurman

Near daily demonstrations set off by a worsening economic crisis have shaken Sudan since Dec. 19. Protesters have called for an end to President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule, blaming him for the country's problems. Bashir has blamed the unrest and accompanying violence on foreign "agents" and rebels from the western region of Darfur, claims he repeated on Sunday.
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Sudan police deploy in large numbers ahead of fresh protests

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces are deploying in large numbers in Khartoum and the capital’s twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down. Video clips circulating online show hundreds of security forces in Khartoum and more heading to nearby Omdurman, a hotbed of dissent that saw […]
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Sudanese police fire on protesters demanding president step down

Activists say a child and doctor killed in demonstrations against Omar al-BashirThousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said a child and a doctor were killed in clashes between police and protesters calling for the end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year-old rule.Thursday’s protests marked some of the most widespread disturbances since unrest began on 19 December. Continue reading...
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Sudanese professional groups call for rallies across country

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese professional and opposition groups called for protests in 12 cities including the capital Khartoum on Thursday, with hundreds marching toward the presidential palace to deliver a written request that President Omar al-Bashir step down. The protests are part of a wave of discontent over a failing economy that has transformed into […]
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Sudan protests approach one-month mark

Sudan (MNN) -- Hundreds of protestors in six major cities across Sudan took to the streets this weekend, reports Middle East Monitor . More demonstrations are planned for today and Thursday. People are tired of living in “starvation mode” and they’re calling for a change of leadership. What began mid-December in reaction to an outrageous price spike has become the rallying cry of an oppressed Sudanese society. Some analysts say these ongoing protests could be the biggest challenge Presiden...
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Hundreds join demonstration in poor district of Sudan's capital

Hundreds of protesters turned out to demonstrate against President Omar al-Bashir's rule in a densely populated neighborhood of the Sudanese capital Khartoum late on Tuesday before being dispersed by security forces, witnesses said. The protesters in the working class area of Kalakla in south Khartoum chanted slogans including "Freedom, peace, justice and revolution are the people's choice", before security forces fired tear gas and chased demonstrators down sidestreets. Near daily demonstrati...
Tags: Science, Sudan, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Kalakla


Sudan’s al-Bashir defiant in face of weeks of unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s longtime ruler is defiant in the face of more than three weeks of protests demanding his resignation. President Omar al-Bashir reiterated to a rally in western Sudan on Monday that a change of leadership can only come through elections. His ruling Popular Congress Party has nominated him to run for another […]
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Sudan's Bashir says protests will not lead to change in government

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir reiterated on Monday that he would not step down after weeks of violent protests and calls for him to quit over a worsening economic crisis. Protests have rippled across Sudan since Dec. 19 in the most sustained challenge yet to Bashir's close to 30-year rule. Security forces have used live ammunition to disperse demonstrations.
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Protesters in Sudan’s capital head for rally point station

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched again in and around Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Sunday, the fourth week of unrest that began over skyrocketing prices and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. Images circulated by activists online showed marches taking place in Khartoum and its […]
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Security forces fire tear gas as more protests hit Sudanese cities

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who marched after noon prayers in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Friday to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down from 30 years in power. Anti-government protests first flared last month and have posed the most serious challenge yet to Bashir, a former army general who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in the Darfur region. In previous weeks, demonstrations have begun only after sundown and th...
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Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

CAIRO (AP) — Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan’s autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites. Eyewitnesses said that police fired tear gas at demonstrators and automatic rifles in the air to break up the […]
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Sudan activists: 2 protesters killed in clashes with police

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese activists say two protesters have been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators calling on longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down. The activists said on Thursday the two were killed the previous day in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman, where hundreds tried to march on parliament to submit a note […]
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Sudanese forces fire tear gas to break up Omdurman protests

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse dozens of demonstrators in Sudan's Omdurman city on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, in the latest of several weeks of anti-government protests sparked by economic and political grievances. Amnesty International meanwhile accused security forces in the city of pursuing injured demonstrators inside a hospital after protests on Wednesday in which three people were killed. The demonstrations are the most serious challenge yet to President Omar al-Bashir...
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Sudan police use tear gas as protests kill three: SUNA

Sudanese police used tear gas to disperse "illegal" protests against the 30-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir in the city of Omdurman in which three people were killed, state news agency SUNA said on Thursday. Sudan's second-largest city "witnessed riots and illegal gatherings" on Wednesday, SUNA said, amid weeks of demonstrations. SUNA quoted police as saying that they knew of three deaths and several people being wounded and that these attacks were being investigated.
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How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir, it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down
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Sudan’s president rejects protesters’ calls to step down

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s president is rejecting calls to step down and says he is ready to hand over the power but only through elections. The remarks by Omar al-Bashir come after three weeks of anti-government protests demanding al-Bashir go. He told several thousands of supporters in the capital, Khartoum, on Wednesday that “there is […]
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Protesters Threaten Rule Of Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir

Demonstrators in Sudan say they want President Omar al-Bashir's reign to end. NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Isma'il Kushkush, a Sudanese-American journalist based in D.C. and an expert on Sudan.
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Protestors Threaten Rule Of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir

Demonstrators in Sudan say they want President Omar al-Bashir's reign to end. NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Isma'il Kushkush, a Sudanese-American journalist based in D.C. and an expert on Sudan.
Tags: News, Sudan, Npr, Omar al Bashir, Leila Fadel, Isma il Kushkush


Sudanese flood Khartoum streets, demanding president go

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands have taken to the streets in the Sudanese capital to call for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. It’s the latest in nearly three weeks of demonstrations against the rule of the longtime autocrat. Protesters gathered at five points in Khartoum before they began to march on al-Bashir’s Nile-side palace in […]
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'Assad will stay for a while, thanks to Russian support', says Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Minister, has conceded that President Bashar al-Assad will remain in place for "a while", reversing Britain's long-held position to reflect the new reality on the ground in Syria. "The British long-standing position is that we won't have lasting peace in Syria with that (Assad-led) regime," Mr Hunt said. "But regretfully we do think he's going to be around for a while and that is because of the support that he's had from Russia. "Russia may think that it'...
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Sudan opposition calls for more protests against al-Bashir

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s largest opposition groups are calling for a fresh wave of protests against longtime autocrat President Omar al-Bashir, with a series of demonstrations starting this week. In a joint statement on Thursday, four groups called for nationwide protests Friday and a march on the president’s Nile-side palace on Sunday. They also called […]
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Sudan under al-Bashir: Long history of turmoil, conflicts

CAIRO (AP) — Street protests against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir show no sign of abating. A growing number of his former allies are clamoring for his departure. None of his friends in the region are stepping up to help. One of the Mideast’s longest autocrats may be on the way out. But if al-Bashir, who […]
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Are Sudan's protests against Bashir regime doomed to fail?

Though a diplomatic pariah, Omar al-Bashir's Western back channel support means he holds the cards in a standoff unlikely to deliver major change
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Sudan’s largest opposition bloc calls for al-Bashir to go

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s largest opposition bloc has joined calls by a wide array of political groups for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, turning up the pressure on the longtime autocrat after two weeks of street protests. Nidaa al-Sudan, or Sudan’s Call, said in a statement Wednesday that it wanted al-Bashir and his administration […]
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