Ousted Sudan president to be sent for trial soon, prosecutor says

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will stand trial soon on corruption charges, while 41 former officials from his government are being investigated for suspected graft, the chief prosecutor said on Saturday. Bashir’s trial will be a test of how serious the country’s transitional military council is about trying to erase the legacy of Bashir, ousted in April […]

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Sudan military chief offers talks as violence death toll hits 60

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s military ruler offered to resume talks with opposition groups without conditions on Wednesday, in an apparent olive branch two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp in central Khartoum. Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s offer marked a step-back from the army’s decision to cancel all deals with the opposition after the […]

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Sudan military chief meets Egypt's Sisi on first trip since ouster

CAIRO (Reuters) – The head of Sudan’s ruling military council visited neighboring Egypt on Saturday – his first trip abroad since the army overthrew former president Omar al-Bashir last month after mass protests against his rule. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is himself a former military chief who got the top job after leading the […]

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Sudan in transition: Protesters call to dismantle army influence

On April 11, former President Omar al-Bashir lost the game of power to Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. For 30 years, former President Omar al-Bashir created sub-armies and militias to ensure his political survival. But some of al-Bashir’s closest generals overthrew him and dismantled his entire power base earlier last month. Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports from Khartoum, on how […]

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Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military breakdown

Khartoum: 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. Ousted: Omar al-Bashir.Credit:AP Large crowds lit up the night sky with their cellphones, singing and chanting as protest leaders delivered fiery speeches in the capital, Khartoum, on […]

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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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