South Sudan offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir’s office said on Wednesday. His move came seven months after Bashir helped mediate a shaky peace deal between Kiir and the main opposition rebel group in South Sudan, […]

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Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a Reuters witness said. Troops had gathered on three sides of the sit-in and tractors were preparing to remove stone and […]

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Sudan protesters demand civilian rule, military council says ready to comply

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s main protest group on Sunday demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former President Omar al-Bashir last week to achieve its aims. The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA) called for the establishment of a transitional council which would be protected by the armed […]

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Hundreds protest in Sudan, keep up pressure on Bashir

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets in and near Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday, continuing a three-month wave of demonstrations that has posed the most serious challenge yet to President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule. Students, activists and other protesters frustrated with economic hardships have held almost daily demonstrations across Sudan since Dec. 19, calling […]

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Sudanese teacher dies in detention after protests, family members say

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese school teacher died in detention after being arrested in connection with protests in the east of the country, members of his family said on Saturday. The 36-year-old man was arrested at his home on Thursday after protests in the town of Khashm al-Qirba, the family members said, adding that security officials had told them he […]

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Sudan's press freedom: Concern about confiscations

A wave of arrests and a bill that gives national security agents unprecedented powers to shut down media offices have raised concerns that Sudan’s press freedoms are being further eroded. Authorities in Sudan have released seven detained journalists. They were arrested after covering protests against new government measures that increased the price of bread and other products. Members of Sudanese […]

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South Sudan rivals sign peace agreement

Khartoum: The president of South Sudan and his former vice president signed a peace deal Wednesday in a bid to end their country's protracted civil war. The deal included a ceasefire to start in 72 hours, Sudan's foreign minister said, but rebels rejected other parts of the deal. South Sudanese people hold signs as talks to end the five-year civil war […]

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