Sudan’s leading opposition party rejects strike call

Africa 05/26/19, 14:26

A leading Sudanese opposition party said Sunday it has refused a call by protest leaders for a two-day general strike, in a sign of divisions within the pro-democracy movement that is challenging military rule in Sudan.The opposition Umma Party said ...

Sudanese protesters plan mass rally as talks stall with army

Africa 05/23/19, 05:52

Sudan's protest leaders are calling for mass rallies across the country amid deadlocked negotiations with the ruling military over its handover of power.The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has spearheaded four months of protests that drove Omar al-Bashir from power in ...

Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transition

Africa 05/21/19, 03:25

Sudan's ruling generals and protesters behind months of mass demonstrations that drove autocrat Omar al-Bashir from power are divided over who will lead the country during its transition period.The issue remains a stumbling block in the negotiations between the two ...

Sudanese general’s path to power ran through Darfur

Africa 05/20/19, 01:01

In April 2015, President Omar al-Bashir traveled to the heart of Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur region to congratulate one of his hand-picked commanders on a recent victory over rebels.Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, had led the so-called Rapid ...

Sudanese protesters criticize military for suspending talks

Africa 05/16/19, 03:12

Sudanese opposition leaders behind protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month are criticizing the ruling military council for unilaterally suspending negotiations with their representatives over a peaceful transfer of power to civilian rule.The Sudanese Professionals Association, which ...

Sudanese union says 6 killed in clashes with security forces

Africa 05/14/19, 02:19

A Sudanese medical union says six people have been shot and killed in overnight clashes between security forces and protesters behind the uprising that ousted President Omar al-Bashir.The Sudan Doctors Committee, which is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association that ...

Update: Sudan charges al-Bashir with killing protesters

Africa 05/13/19, 11:35

The Latest on the uprising in Sudan that ended President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year reign last month (all times local):6:30 p.m.Sudan's state news agency says prosecutors have charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with involvement in killing protesters and incitement to kill ...

As Sudan uprising grew, Arab states worked to shape its fate

Africa 05/08/19, 01:22

As the popular uprising against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gained strength earlier this year, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia began reaching out to the military through secret channels to encourage his removal from power, according to Egyptian ...

Sudanese threaten general strike in standoff with military

Africa 05/01/19, 03:54

The organizers of Sudan's protests have threatened a general strike and civil disobedience as tensions escalate with the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.The Sudanese Professionals Association and its allies, which organized the four ...

Sudan’s military rulers to protesters: No more ‘chaos’

Africa 04/30/19, 10:19

Sudan's ruling military council on Tuesday warned protesters against any further "chaos" as organizers call for mass rallies later this week.Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, said council members "are committed to negotiate, but no ...

Sudanese launch new protests to pressure military

Africa 04/23/19, 08:19

Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month.Railway workers and other protesters gathered in Atbara, the northern transport ...

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir’s fall

Africa 04/22/19, 10:28

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur.But the military, ...

Update: Sudan protesters halt talks with military

Africa 04/21/19, 14:09

The Latest on Sudan, where protests drove long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power earlier this month (all times local):9 p.m.The organizers of Sudan's protests say they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet ...

Sudanese protest organizers to announce interim council

Africa 04/19/19, 02:48

Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against him.The Sudanese Professional Association, which has been behind the ...

Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

Africa 04/17/19, 05:58

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 — ...

Volunteer doctors, cooks help Sudanese keep up protests

Africa 04/17/19, 01:16

The protesters in Sudan wave national flags, chant "freedom" and bang plastic drums in the sweltering summer heat, while others man makeshift clinics or prepare meals for fellow demonstrators.For nearly four months, thousands of people protested across Sudan, calling for ...

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