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Sudan: Army quells Khartoum rebellion from former troops

Jan 15 2020
Sudan
Source: 
BBC

udan's army has quelled a rebellion from former elite troops loyal to the ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.

Shooting broke out on Tuesday in the capital Khartoum and the city's airport was briefly closed amid the clashes.

The violence was sparked by a row over severance pay, the government said. The rebellious troops belong to an intelligence agency that is being disbanded.

Two soldiers were killed and four were injured in the unrest.

Sudan approves law to dissolve former ruling party

Nov 29 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Xinhuanet.com

KHARTOUM, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A joint meeting of Sudan's Sovereign Council and the Council of Ministers on Thursday approved a law to dissolve former ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

 

"We have passed this law in a joint meeting with our partners in the Sovereign Council to take its full legitimacy," Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok wrote on his Facebook page.

 

Justice needed for Sudan protester killings - Human Rights Watch

Nov 18 2019
Sudan
Source: 
IOL.co.za

Fatal attacks on protesters in Sudan in June were planned and could amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday.

HRW said Sudan’s transitional authorities should commit to genuine accountability for unlawful violence against protesters since December, in which hundreds were killed.

On June 3, Sudanese security forces’ launched an attack on protesters’ at a sit-in camp in Khartoum. The same occurred again on June 30, in Omdurman.

Friends of Sudan pledge support to its economy as U.S. discusses removal from terror list

Oct 22 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

October 22, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The Friends of Sudan agreed Monday to establish a multi-donor trust fund to support Sudanese government economic reforms while Washington announced engaging discussions with Khartoum to remove it from the terror list.

The U.S. led international group discussed on Monday how the international community can support Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government’s economic reform efforts.

Sudanese demonstrate calling to swiftly dismantle the former regime

Oct 21 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

October 21, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese took to the streets in the capital Khartoum and several Sudanese cities to express their impatience and called to expedite reforms and dismantle the former regime.

The rallies were organized by the Sudanese Professionals Association, the spearhead of the protests that overthrown al-Bashir regime last April, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the first popular uprising against a military regime in 1964.

La junta de Sudán asegura haber desarticulado otro intento de golpe de Estado en el país

Jul 24 2019
Sudan
Source: 
ElPaís.cr

La junta militar de Sudán ha asegurado este miércoles haber desarticulado un intento de golpe de Estado y haber arrestado a varios oficiales, según ha informado la agencia estatal sudanesa de noticias, SUNA.

El Consejo Militar de Transición ha resaltado que «el objetivo del intento de golpe era abortar la gloriosa revolución del pueblo y el retorno del antiguo sistema del Partido del Congreso Nacional»

The Latest: Sudan protesters say 40 bodies pulled from Nile

Jun 05 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Miami Herald
Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say 40 bodies have been retrieved from the Nile River in the capital, Khartoum.
 
The Sudan Doctors' Committee says Wednesday the bodies were pulled out on Tuesday, and that the bodies have been taken by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces to an unknown location.
 
ncluding these fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 100 since the violent dispersal of a sit-in outside the military's headquarters in Khartoum on Monday.
 

Sudan opposition leader arrested after generals offer to resume talks

Jun 05 2019
Sudan
Source: 
The Telegraph
Sudanese security forces have arrested a senior opposition politician despite an offer from the country's ruling generals offered to resume talks with the pro-democracy protest movement. 
 
Yasir Arman, the leader of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement North, was arrested in Khartoum on Wednesday morning amid a continuing crackdown that has killed at least 60 people, the group said. 
 

Sudan protesters reject army election plan after deadly crackdown

Jun 04 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Peninsula Qatar

Khartoum: Sudan's protest movement called Tuesday for fresh rallies and rejected the military rulers' election plan after more than 35 people were killed in what demonstrators called a "bloody massacre" by security forces.

Protest leaders called on their supporters to take part in "total civil disobedience" to topple the ruling military council following the deadly dispersal Monday of a weeks-long sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum.

One dead, 10 wounded as shots fired in Sudan capital

Jun 02 2019
Sudan
Source: 
malaymail
One person was killed and 10 wounded in the Sudanese capital Khartoum yesterday when shots were fired near the site of a protest sit-in, a doctors' committee close to demonstrators said.
 
“After regular forces opened fire, there were casualties on Nile Street near the sit-in site,” the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said in a statement.
 
The committee did not specify which forces opened fire or identify those killed or wounded.
 
A man died “who was hit with live rounds in the head,” the committee said.

Sudan recalls ambassador to Qatar for ‘consultations’

Jun 01 2019
Qatar
Sudan
Source: 
AL ARABIYA
Sudan’s ambassador to Qatar has returned to Khartoum for consultations, the foreign ministry said on Saturday, with the envoy set to fly back to Doha soon.
 
The diplomat was summoned “to Khartoum for consultations and...will leave to Doha in the coming hours” to resume his work, Sudan’s ministry said.
 
Earlier in the day, a spokesperson for Qatar’s foreign ministry denied claims on social media the ambassador had been recalled and said it received official notification only that he was on “short leave.”
 

Empowering Africa’s Powerful Women

May 27 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Project Syndicate
Although women have played a crucial part in ending conflicts and energizing protests in Africa and elsewhere, they are often marginalized in the subsequent peacebuilding and political processes. A special international fund to nurture female political leadership would help give women a bigger say in their countries' futures.
 

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