Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

19 April 2019, 8:29 PM
Sudanese protest leaders have announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from the ruling military council as demonstrators thronged Friday outside army headquarters.
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Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body 19 April 2019, 11:37 AM

Sudan's protest movement said it will unveil a civilian ruling body on Sunday, piling pressure on the military council which seized power after toppling president Omar al-Bashir last week.

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Salva Kiir offers to mediate in Sudan 18 April 2019, 3:04 PM

South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, has offered to mediate in the ongoing political transition in Sudan after last week's fall of President Omar al-Bashir.

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Death toll tops 200 in battle for Libya’s Tripoli: WHO 18 April 2019, 12:07 PM

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Sudan’s Darfur refugees wonder when their turn will come 18 April 2019, 6:06 AM

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SA urges UN to be guided by regional bodies in Sudan interventions 17 April 2019, 8:54 PM

South Africa has urged the United Nations Security Council to be guided by the regional approaches of the African Union and IGAD to its future interventions in Sudan.

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Toppled Bashir moved from residence to Khartoum’s Kobar prison -relatives 17 April 2019, 4:55 PM

The deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was moved from his residence to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum, two family sources said on Wednesday, and a prison source said he was being held under tight security in solitary confinement.

Al-Bashir moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum 17 April 2019, 12:04 PM

Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.

Sudan’s interim military council fires three top public prosecutors 17 April 2019, 5:48 AM

The head of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has fired the country’s three highest-ranking public prosecutors, the council said on Tuesday, after protesters demanded an overhaul of the judiciary as a step toward civilian government.

Uganda says would ‘consider’ granting Bashir asylum 16 April 2019, 8:13 PM

Uganda would consider granting asylum to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, a state minister said Tuesday.

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UN draft resolution demands immediate Libya ceasefire 16 April 2019, 4:00 PM

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ICC prosecutor warns Libya war crimes will be prosecuted 16 April 2019, 2:57 PM

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Algeria constitutional council chief quits: state TV 16 April 2019, 1:57 PM

The head of Algeria's constitutional council stepped down Tuesday after weeks facing the ire of protesters, state television reported.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gives an address after the gunmen attack in Minya.
Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule 16 April 2019, 9:54 AM

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Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan April 14, 2019.
Sudan’s disparate opposition comes together post Bashir 16 April 2019, 5:30 AM

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AU gives Sudan transitional military council 15 days to step down 15 April 2019, 8:46 PM

The African Union (AU) has given the transitional military council of Sudan 15 days to step down or have Sudan face sanctions from the continental body.

Sudanese Professionals Association
Sudanese Professionals Association continues with sit-in outside the Defence Ministry 15 April 2019, 2:40 PM

Sudanese protesters blocked an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defence Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted last week.

Algeria activists fear tougher police tactics after Friday clashes 15 April 2019, 11:04 AM

Algerian civil society groups warned Saturday of toughening police tactics and reaffirmed their commitment to peaceful pro-democracy rallies, a day after officers in riot gear clashed with protesters.

Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan.
Sudan protesters demand ‘immediate’ civilian rule 15 April 2019, 5:22 AM

The organisation that spearheaded the protests against Bashir, the Sudanese Professionals Association, called on the council "to immediately transfer power to a civilian government".

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Ethiopia introduces mass clean up operation 14 April 2019, 9:49 PM

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Zimbabwe leader says compensation only for elderly white farmers 14 April 2019, 8:18 PM

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Sudanese holding flags
Sudan’s foreign ministry urges international community to back new rulers 14 April 2019, 5:55 PM

Sudan's foreign ministry on Sunday urged the international community to back the country's new military rulers to help "democratic transition".

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12 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Nigeria: police 14 April 2019, 3:09 PM

Twelve people were killed and 16 others badly injured when a fuel tanker exploded in northern Nigerian city of Gombe, police told AFP on Sunday.

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Dozens of migrants stuck on a ship since their rescue in the Mediterranean 10 days ago, arrived in Malta on Saturday after four European countries agreed to take them in.

Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO 14 April 2019, 12:16 PM

Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.