Sudanese army to deliver ‘important statement’ amid protests

World 04/11/19, 00:35

Sudan's state TV says the country's armed forces will deliver an "important statement" and are asking the nation to "wait for it."The announcement raised expectations the statement Thursday could address nearly four months of anti-government protests demanding that longtime President Omar al-Bashir step down and could be a sign that ...

Sudanese activists: 7 more killed in clashes with police

World 04/09/19, 04:50

Activists behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan say security forces have killed at least seven people, including a military officer, in another attempt to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital.Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, says clashes erupted early on Tuesday between security forces ...

Sudan activists say police try to break up sit-in in capital

World 04/08/19, 04:22

Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan say security forces have attempted to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital.Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, a spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, told The Associated Press that clashes erupted early Monday between security forces and protesters, who have been camped out ...

Activists: 5 killed in protests against Sudan’s president

World 04/07/19, 04:24

Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan say security forces have killed at least five protesters in the last twenty-four hours.Saturday witnessed one of the largest turnouts in more than three months of protests calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign.Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, a spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, told The ...

Update: Sudanese protesters take heart from Algeria

World 04/03/19, 04:48

The Latest on the change of power in Algeria (all times local):10:45 a.m.The organizers behind months of anti-government demonstrations in Sudan are welcoming the resignation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in response to mass protests, and are expressing hope that Sudan's Omar al-Bashir will do the same.A crowd celebrates after ...

Group calls for al-Bashir’s arrest ahead of Arab summit

World 03/27/19, 06:41

A rights group has urged Tunisia to either "bar or arrest" Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he tries to attend an Arab League summit this weekend.In a report issued Tuesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch described al-Bashir as a "fugitive from international justice" because he is wanted by the International ...

Fresh rallies against al-Bashir as Sudan secures $300M loans

World 03/17/19, 10:51

Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest.The demonstrations began in December over price hikes and food shortages, and quickly escalated into ...

Sudanese vow to keep protesting as president digs in

World 03/14/19, 01:13

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has bound himself more tightly to the country's military and refuses to bow to the demands of street protesters who for over three months now have been calling for the longtime autocrat to step down.The wily 74-year-old has remained in power through three decades of war ...

US religious freedom envoy: Pakistan has ‘desire to change’

World 02/24/19, 09:23

Pakistan has "a desire to change" its ways and be removed from an American blacklist of countries that infringe on religious freedoms, a U.S. special envoy said Sunday on a tour of a Mideast long riven by faith. Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, criticized Sudan's government amid ...

Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

World 02/22/19, 16:11

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests.Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said that he will postpone pushing for constitutional amendments to allow him to seek a third term in office.Facing genocide ...

Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

World 02/17/19, 09:09

A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade rule.SUNA said the meeting was ...

Fresh protests in Sudan call for ouster of al-Bashir

World 02/12/19, 09:41

Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.Tuesday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella of independent professional unions.Video footage shows demonstrators gathering at intersections chanting "just fall," and calling for a "people's revolution."The current wave of protests began Dec. ...

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