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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.
 

THIS WARLORD COULD DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF SUDAN

May 24 2019
Sudan
Source: 
VICE News
Protesters stood behind a brick barricade in downtown Khartoum last week and did what they've done for almost two months: demand an end to Sudan's military rule. But the soldiers on the other side had a different response. First, they raised their weapons skyward and fired into the air.
 
"Then they started aiming," said Muzdihir Abdulmunim, a 31-year-old father of two, speaking from a hospital bed after the attack. "And that's when I was shot."
 

Sudan protest leaders seek supporters' view to end deadlock

May 23 2019
Sudan
Source: 
THE DAILY STAR LEBANON
Sudan's protest leaders said Thursday they will seek advice from demonstrators camped outside army headquarters on how to break the deadlock in talks with the military council on installing civilian rule.
 
Talks between the two sides have been suspended since Monday after a disagreement over who should lead a new governing body - a civilian or the military.
 

Sudan's opposition insists on civilian-led transitional authority

May 19 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Al Jazeera

Sudanese protest leaders have said they will continue to push for a civilian-led transitional authority during talks with the military council on Sunday.

The Freedom and Change alliance said it is determined that the country's new ruling body be "led by a civilian as its chairman and with a limited military representation," it said in a statement.

The protesters' umbrella group said talks would resume with the military council, which has ruled Sudan since President Omar al-Bashir was deposed on April 11, at 9:00pm local time (19:00GMT) on Sunday.

Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, demand that army resume talks

May 17 2019
Sudan
Source: 
IOL
Hundreds of demonstrators worked through the night into Friday clearing away bricks and debris, after military rulers demanded that roadblocks which have paralysed parts of Khartoum must be dismantled before talks on a new transitional body can resume.
 
The ruling military council suspended crucial talks Wednesday with protest leaders for 72 hours, insisting that the security in the capital had deteriorated after demonstrators erected roadblocks on several avenues.
 

Sudan opposition warns of fresh bid to break up sit-in

May 17 2019
Sudan
Source: 
AA
Opposition accuses ‘certain parties’ of staging attacks on sit-in outside army HQ in Khartoum
 
Sudan’s opposition Freedom and Change coalition on Friday warned of a fresh bid to disperse an ongoing sit-in outside army headquarters in Khartoum, where protesters continue to demand that the ruling Military Transitional Council (MTC) hand over power to a civilian authority.
 

Sudanese renew talks with army, call for new protests

May 13 2019
Sudan
Source: 
STARS AND STRIPES
Sudanese protesters resumed negotiations with the army on Monday while calling for renewed demonstrations to press the generals to hand over power to a civilian government.
 
The military removed President Omar al-Bashir from power in April after four months of mass protests, but the demonstrators have remained in the streets, demanding the dismantling of his regime. In recent weeks they have threatened a general strike and civil disobedience.
 

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