Sudanese threaten general strike in standoff with military

World 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 months of demonstrations that drove al-Bashir from power on April ...

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

World 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 chaos after today." He reiterated the military's demand that protesters ...

South Sudan mourns veteran journalist

World 04/29/19, 19:55

'I remember him as being a fearless journalist who will tell the truth as it is, regardless of what the consequences (are),' says Chaplain Kara Yokoju, head of development communications at the University of Juba

Islamists in Sudan cancel rally over fears of violence

World 04/29/19, 04:05

Islamists in Sudan who were allied with ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir say they have cancelled a planned rally for fear of violence from the protesters who drove him from power earlier this month.Ultraconservative preacher Abdel-Hay Youssef said in video posted on Facebook that the decision to cancel Monday's rally came ...

Sudan’s military rulers condemn attack on Islamist party

World 04/28/19, 05:02

Sudan's ruling military council has condemned an attack by protesters on a meeting of an Islamist party close to deposed President Omar al-Bashir.In a statement issued late Saturday, the military council called on people to refrain from violence.Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday outside a building where the Popular Congress Party ...

Sudanese protesters meet with army to negotiate transition

World 04/27/19, 04:40

The organizers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power say they are meeting with the ruling military council for negotiations on forming a transitional government.The Sudanese Professionals Association, which spearheaded the protests, says Saturday's meeting is the first for a joint committee tasked with addressing disputes ...

Sudan’s military seeks to keep upper hand despite protests

World 04/26/19, 03:00

Sudan's military, which ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of protests against his 30-year rule, says it intends to keep the upper hand during the country's transitional period to civilian rule.The announcement is expected to raise tensions with the protesters, who demand immediate handover of power.The Sudanese Professionals Association, which ...

Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolution

World 04/26/19, 01:08

The Sudanese Professionals Association, which led months of protests that eventually forced one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders from power, says its revolution is far from over.The umbrella group of unions succeeded where war and sanctions failed — in ending President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule. This week the protesters scored another ...

Sudanese protesters delay naming of civilian government

World 04/25/19, 03:25

The organizers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power are delaying their announcement of a transitional civilian government as they hold new negotiations with the ruling military council.The protesters suspended talks with the military last weekend, saying key figures in the council were too close to ...

Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions

World 04/24/19, 10:10

Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organizers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended talks with the generals over the weekend.The council says it is willing to discuss proposals from the coalition of groups behind the protests for an immediate transfer of ...

Sudanese launch new protests to pressure military

World 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 hub where the uprising began in December, and traveled by ...

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

World 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, which forced him from power after four months of mass ...

Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military break down

World 04/22/19, 01:02

Tensions are rising in Sudan after talks broke down between protesters and the country's military rulers who earlier in April ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against his rule.Large crowds lit up the night sky with their cellphones, singing and chanting as protest leaders delivered fiery speeches ...

Update: Sudan protesters halt talks with military

World 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 their demands for an immediate transfer to a civilian government ...

Sudan protesters to name civilian council, pressure military

World 04/21/19, 00:09

A leading organizer says Sudan's protest movement hopes to "exert more pressure" on the ruling military by announcing the composition of a civilian transitional council Sunday.Mohammed al-Asam of the Sudanese Professionals Association tells The Associated Press that "we are ready with a clear plan for a transition with qualified names."The ...

Activist: Sudan protest leaders meet with military rulers

World 04/20/19, 11:26

A Sudanese activist says leaders of the protest movement are holding talks with the military council.Ahmed Rabie, a leader at the Sudanese Professionals Association which is behind the protests, tells The Associated Press that Saturday's meeting is the third that they have with the new rulers since the military ousted ...

Sudanese protest organizers to announce interim council

World 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 four months of protests against al-Bashir, released a statement on ...

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