Sudan protesters threaten military with civil disobedience

Africa 05/30/19, 04:24

Sudan's protesters are threatening a civil disobedience campaign if the ruling military refuses to hand over power to civilians.The threat comes after a two-day strike meant to pressure the military showed no tangible effects.The coalition representing the protesters and opposition groups — known as Forces for the Declaration of Freedom ...

South Sudan struggles to increase oil production after war

World 05/29/19, 03:53

Oil-rich South Sudan is struggling to increase production of crude several months after the end of its civil war, and the political upheaval in neighboring Sudan is in part to blame.The signing of a peace deal in September helped open the way to resuming drilling in South Sudan's key region ...

Sudan protesters begin 2-day strike to press ruling military

Africa 05/28/19, 03:39

Sudan's protest leaders have launched a two-day general strike to press the ruling military to hand over power to a civilian-led authority.Wajdi Saleh, a negotiator for the protesters, says they resorted to holding the strike after negotiations with the military council became deadlocked over the makeup and leadership of a ...

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 it opposes the "preparations and timing" of the strike. However, ...

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 April, says it's also calling for a "million man march" ...

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 sides. Their latest round of talks ended early on Tuesday ...

Sudanese-American to graduate, with 6 siblings in attendance

Football 05/20/19, 13:01

Six children will gather in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest sibling graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to the United States.Cham Deng will receive his diploma Sunday from Storm Lake High School with a 3.4 grade point average, ranking him 28th ...

No deal but Sudanese army, protesters will keep talking

Africa 05/20/19, 04:57

Sudan's ruling generals and protesters behind months of mass demonstrations that drove autocrat Omar al-Bashir from power have failed to strike a deal but agree to keep talking.That's after the latest round of negotiations between the two sides that resumed on Sunday, following a three-day pause. Another round is due ...

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 Support Forces on a series of counterinsurgency campaigns in Darfur ...

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 has spearheaded the protests since December, said in a statement ...

Sudan’s army, protesters strike some deals in negotiations

World 05/15/19, 04:15

Sudan's ruling generals and the protesters who drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month say they're making progress in negotiations and have agreed on the length of the country's transition period.The two sides, which have been at odds over the transfer of power to civilian rule, say the transition ...

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 has been spearheading the protests, said on Tuesday the six ...

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 protesters during the uprising that drove him from power last ...

Sudanese protesters renew talks with army after over a week

Africa 05/13/19, 04:22

Sudanese protesters who drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month are resuming negotiations with the ruling military council in renewed efforts to find common ground on forming a transitional government.Shams al-Deen al-Kabashi, a spokesman for the military council, says Monday's meeting — the first in over a week — ...

Pope says he may add South Sudan leg onto Africa trip

Africa 05/10/19, 07:30

Pope Francis says he may add a South Sudan leg onto his Africa trip in September if conditions there are "mature."Francis told a visiting nun from Juba on Friday he wants to go to South Sudan as part of his trip but can't promise.He planned to visit South Sudan with ...

Sudan’ military says protest leaders ignored Islamic Sharia

Africa 05/08/19, 12:24

Sudan's ruling military council says a constitutional proposal from the protesters who drove the country's former president from power ignores the idea that Islamic Sharia law is the basis for the country's legislation.Shams al-Deen al-Kabashi, spokesman for the council, said late Tuesday that council members have generally agreed with the ...

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