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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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Trial begins for Sudanese protesters accused of killing police officer

Trial begins for Sudanese protesters accused of killing police officer

THE trial of four Sudanese protesters accused of killing a police officer began in Khartoum amid anti-military demonstrations and a heavy police presence. The four, accused of the fatal stabbing of a police brigadier-general in January, were seen by a Reuters witness entering the courtroom in Khartoum, raising their fists and making victory signs. The defendants, who have become emblems of the anti-military protest movement, deny the charges. Security forces have frequently detained opposition politicians and figures connected to the protest movement since a coup ended a military-civilian power sharing arrangement in October. Lawyers say dozens remain in detention. On…
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Adapted motorbikes carry injured Sudanese protesters to safety

Adapted motorbikes carry injured Sudanese protesters to safety

HAZEM HASSAN has fixed a plastic chair topped with a siren and megaphone to the back of his motorbike. With a pair of bright yellow swimming goggles and a mask to guard against tear gas, he is one of a legion of Sudanese bikers who ferry away those injured in frequent anti-military protests. Thousands of demonstrators against an October 25 military coup have fainted or been injured by heavy tear gas, stun grenades, and live bullets fired by security forces, according to medics who say at least 89 have been killed. With roads barricaded and ambulances hard to come by,…
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