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Sudanese protesters mark third anniversary of Bashir’s ouster with fresh protests

Sudanese protesters mark third anniversary of Bashir’s ouster with fresh protests

CROWDS of Sudanese protesters gathered in parts of the capital and other Sudanese cities, on the third anniversary of Omar al-Bashir's ouster to protest the prospect of renewed military rule. Bashir was ousted after three decades in power by a group of his top generals, who later entered into a power-sharing government with the civilian groups that had led months of protests in 2019. That arrangement ended on October 25 when the same military leaders, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, staged a coup, which plunged the country into economic and political turmoil. "Bashir's downfall did not mean a final…
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Sudan’s military leader replaces university boards and heads

Sudan’s military leader replaces university boards and heads

IN a series of decisions, Sudan's military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dismissed the boards and appointed new heads for some 30 national universities. Burhan is tightening his grip after taking power in a coup in October, reversing appointments made by civilian leadership during a two-year power-sharing period. In a statement, the head of the board of governors for the University of Khartoum, Sudan's most prominent university, described Burhan's decisions as illegal and encroaching on powers held by the prime minister. Professors at Sudan University, one of the largest, said they would begin an open-ended strike in protest. Military leaders…
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Roads in Sudan’s capital barricaded as strike against protest deaths starts

Roads in Sudan’s capital barricaded as strike against protest deaths starts

PROTESTERS erected barricades across roads in Sudan's capital Khartoum and some shops and offices were shut as a two-day general strike and civil disobedience campaign began in response to demonstrators' deaths. Neighbourhood resistance committees and political parties called the strike after seven people were killed in Khartoum on Monday in one of the deadliest days to date in a series of demonstrations against a military takeover on October 25. Protesters are demanding the military, which had been sharing power with civilian groups before the coup, quit politics completely. "It is our duty to resist them until we are victorious or…
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Sudan, rebel group sign agreement

Sudan, rebel group sign agreement

DENIS DUMO THE Sudanese government and a major rebel group from its southern Nuba Mountains on Sunday signed a document that paves the way for a final peace agreement by guaranteeing freedom of worship to all while separating religion and the state. The signing is viewed as a crucial step in efforts by the power-sharing government headed by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to reach accords with rebel groups across the country and end decades of conflicts that left millions displaced and hundreds of thousands dead. Last year Sudan signed a peace agreement with many groups, including from the Western region…
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