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Sudan’s Deposed Leader Omar Al-Bashir Transferred to Prison

Confusion over the fate of Sudan’s deposed President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Uganda considering to offer him asylum.

BY BBC NEWS

Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup.

Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard. Continue reading Sudan’s Deposed Leader Omar Al-Bashir Transferred to Prison

Sudan Crisis May be Approaching a Climax

 

As long as al-Bashir is under the threat of a trial in the Hague, he will be reluctant to leave power peacefully. Is it time to rescind the ICC indictment against him in return for his resignation or exile?

BY AMBASSADOR HERMA J COHEN

Sudan’s major cities have been rocked by anti-government demonstrations for the past several months. This type of political protest has been rare in the Sudan since the government of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir took power in an “Islamic” military coup in August 1989. Continue reading Sudan Crisis May be Approaching a Climax

Sudan: Police Fire Tear Gas at Anti-Bashir Protesters

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Sudan on Sunday to demand the resignation of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Demonstrations continued for the third week, yet no indication Bashir will concede power.

BY VOA NEWS

Riot police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters in Sudan’s capital on Sunday, as demonstrations calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down continued for the third week. Continue reading Sudan: Police Fire Tear Gas at Anti-Bashir Protesters

Sudan Protesters Turn Anger Over Bread Toward Bashir

President Omar al-Bashir’s government is facing a crisis of legitimacy …

BY THE NEW YORK TIMES

This was meant to be a new era for Sudan. Last year the United States ended two decades of sanctions that President Omar al-Bashir had long blamed for his country’s poverty and isolation, a move that promised new investment, perhaps even an economic rebirth. Continue reading Sudan Protesters Turn Anger Over Bread Toward Bashir

Sudan: An Ailing Dictatorship, Looming Public Protest, and Desperate Evasive Tricks

In the capital Khartoum, the talk is all about ‘uprising’

The Al-Bashir government is in deep economic and political crisis and the people are revolting against his regime. He needs an “invisible enemy” to distract public attention.

BY TRAYO A. ALI | SUDAN TRIBUNE

In Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan (the city that knows no secrets, as is always described) the talk there is not about the uncomfortable weather, which in this season is dry, cold, dusty and windy, nor is it about the city’s broken sewage system, and the polluted water or about the notorious militia known as Rapid Support Force (RSF), which frequently harass the citizens, or about the horrible stories of War in Darfur and/or in Nuba Mountains and B. Nile. Continue reading Sudan: An Ailing Dictatorship, Looming Public Protest, and Desperate Evasive Tricks

Deadly Protests Grip Sudan Over Bread Price Hikes

One student killed and at least five others injured as demonstrations spread across the country against bread price hikes caused by government austerity measures.

BY REUTERS

Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest. Continue reading Deadly Protests Grip Sudan Over Bread Price Hikes