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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.
 

Sudanese protesters teargassed by special forces in Khartoum

May 13 2019
Sudan
Source: 
africanews.
Special forces believed to be from Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces have dispersed protesters in the capital on Monday, media reports have shown.
 
The forces dispersed protests and removed road blocks in parts of the city’s north. Tear gas was used in the process, the reports further added. Incidentally, the action comes on the day talks resumed over transition.
 

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Charged in Connection With Killing of Protesters

May 13 2019
Sudan
Source: 
The New York Times
Sudan’s former president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has been charged over his role in the killing of protesters during demonstrations that led to his ouster last month, the nation’s public prosecutor said in a statement on Monday.
 
The prosecutor’s office accused Mr. al-Bashir and others of “inciting and criminal complicity” in the deaths of demonstrators, according to Sudan’s official news agency.
 

Sudan protesters press demands on 1st Friday of Ramadan Demonstrators in Khartoum reiterate calls for ‘freedom, justice and government chosen by the people’

May 10 2019
Sudan
Source: 
AA

Thousands of protesters continued to stage demonstrations on the first Friday of Ramadan outside army headquarters in Khartoum to demand that Sudan’s ruling Military Transitional Council (MTC) hand over power to a civilian authority.

In a Friday sermon delivered near the protest, Abdul-Rahman Hassan, a prominent preacher, urged the MTC to prosecute figures close to ousted President Omar al-Bashir for their alleged role in violence against protesters.

Sudan’s junta demands wider powers

May 09 2019
Sudan
Source: 
DABANGA

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has stressed the need to grant the leadership council (Sovereign Council) powers to impose a State of Emergency, declare war, take command of regular forces, and appoint governors of the provinces and ambassadors.

The council also stressed its adherence to defining the transitional period of two years

Sudan protesters threaten civil disobedience after army delays

May 08 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Business Standard

Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday threatened to launch a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after accusing the country's military rulers of delaying the transfer of power to a civilian administration.

Thousands of people remain camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum nearly four weeks after the armed forces toppled autocratic president Omar al-Bashir as demanded by a months-long protest movement.

Soudan : les militaires accusés de retarder le transfert du pouvoir

May 08 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Jeune Afrique avec AFP

Les leaders de la contestation au Soudan ont accusé les généraux de chercher à retarder la transition du pouvoir vers le civil, et menacé de lancer un mouvement national de "désobéissance".

« Les formes de l’escalade sont (déjà) définies : poursuivre les sit-in et préparer un mouvement de désobéissance civile », a déclaré à la presse mercredi 8 mai l’un de ces leaders, Khaled Omar Youssef.

Il a jugé « décevantes » les réponses des généraux aux propositions de son groupe et estimé qu’elles risquaient de plonger le pays dans une « situation dangereuse ».

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