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Online campaign to save malnourished lions at Sudan park

Khartoum - Online calls grew Sunday to help save five "malnourished and sick" African lions held at a park in Sudan's capital, with some demanding the creatures be shifted to a better habitat.

Five killed as Sudan crushes revolt by security agents

Khartoum - Five people, including two soldiers, were killed as Sudanese troops crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan, officials and medics said Wednesday.

Sudan security agents launch 'rebellion' over payoff plan

Khartoum - Five people were wounded as heavy gunfire broke out in Sudan's capital Tuesday as several agents of a long-feared security agency launched a "rebellion" against a restructuring plan, medics and security officials said.

Sudanese celebrate, demand justice on uprising anniversary

Khartoum - Exuberant crowds took to the streets of Sudan on Thursday to celebrate the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir and to demand justice for slain protesters.

Bakeries bountiful in birthplace of Sudan's bread uprising

Shandi - A year since bread prices tripled overnight, sparking protests in the Sudanese town of Atbara, residents say bakeries are producing more loaves than the town can eat.

Sudan's Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption

Khartoum - Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years' detention in a correctional centre for corruption in the first of several cases against the ousted autocrat.

Sudan's deposed Bashir faces verdict in corruption case

Khartoum - A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir is expected to be delivered on Saturday, months after his ouster in April in the face of unprecedented mass protests.

Bashir's NCP condemns Sudan 'illegal govt' move to scrap party

Khartoum - Ousted president Omar al-Bashir's party on Friday condemned Sudan's new "illegal government" for ordering its closure and the dismantling of his regime that ruled the country for 30 years.

Sudan adopts law to dissolve Bashir party, 'dismantle' regime

Khartoum - Sudan's new authorities on Thursday ordered that the party of ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir be dissolved and his regime "dismantled", heeding the call of protesters whose campaign led to the leader's overthrow.

Sudan PM orders probe into protesters' killing

Khartoum - Sudan's new prime minister has formed a committee to probe an armed June crackdown on a weeks-long protest camp in Khartoum that killed and wounded hundreds of demonstrators, state media reported.

Sudan drops 8 Darfur rebel death sentences to 'build confidence'

Khartoum - Sudan said Thursday it had annulled death sentences against eight rebels from Darfur, a move aimed at "building confidence" with armed groups as new authorities attempt to bring peace to the war-torn region.

Sudan PM unveils first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier Thursday unveiled the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow, a major step in the country's hard-won transition to civilian rule after decades of authoritarianism.

Sudan PM unveils first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier Thursday unveiled the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow, a major step in the country's hard-won transition to civilian rule after decades of authoritarianism.

Sudan PM to announce new cabinet 'within 48 hours'

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier will unveil the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow within 48 hours, the country's ruling body said Tuesday, after the transition process was hit by delays.

Sudan's post-Bashir transition faces further delay

Khartoum - Sudan's hard-won transition to civilian rule fell further behind schedule Sunday, days after the new prime minister delayed the formation of the first government since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted.

In post-Bashir Sudan, change comes in many guises

Khartoum - Earlier this year, hairdresser Mazen Kamal was stopped by paramilitary forces on a street in Khartoum for having long hair and was shaved on the spot.

Sudan's Bashir charged with illegal use of foreign funds

Khartoum - Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir was charged in court Saturday with illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds, offences that could land him behind bars for more than a decade.

Sudan to name first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - After months of unrest, Sudan's newly-appointed prime minister is due on Wednesday to announce a cabinet that will be the first since veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed more than four months ago.

Sudan to name cabinet as tough challenges loom

Khartoum - Sudan is Wednesday due to announce the members of a new cabinet faced with a mountain of challenges after months of unrest, including rebuilding the economy and ending internal conflicts.

Sudan's persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Khartoum - Sudan's Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for.
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