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Formation of Sudan's sovereign council drags on

Khartoum - Sudan's transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule Tuesday in unveiling a joint sovereign council.

Sudan's Bashir got $90 mn from Saudi, investigator tells court

Khartoum - Sudan's deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir has admitted to receiving $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a Khartoum court on Monday.

Sudan's Bashir got $90 mn from Saudi royal family members

Khartoum - Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial.

Sudan's Bashir in court for graft trial: AFP

Khartoum - Sudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges.

Sudan to name ruling council after landmark signing

Khartoum - Sudan was expected to form its sovereign council Sunday, the first step after the signing of a transitional constitution triggered unprecedented celebration in Khartoum.

Crowds fill Khartoum's streets to hail 'new Sudan'

Khartoum - As the crowd erupted into a thunderous roar to mark the signing of a declaration on Sudan's transitional constitution, 19-year-old Ali broke into tears for his dead brother.

Sudan generals, protest leaders sign transition deal: AFP

Khartoum - Sudan's military council and protest leaders on Saturday signed a hard-won "constitutional declaration" that paves the way for a transition to civilian rule.

Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule

Khartoum - Rapturous crowds filled the streets of Khartoum Saturday as Sudan's generals and protest leaders signed a historic deal paving the way to civilian rule.

Sudanese eagerly anticipate transition to civilian rule

Khartoum - Sudan was poised Saturday to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule, which many hope will bring increased freedom and prosperity.

Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule

Khartoum - Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule.

Leave our graffiti on the walls, say Sudan protesters

Khartoum - The graffiti that symbolised Sudan's uprising are being painted over across the capital Khartoum, protest leaders complained Wednesday, urging the military authorities to stop their whitewashing.

Sudan factions vow to implement transition deal: US official

Khartoum - Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders have made "strong pledges of commitment" to bring about a transition to a civilian-led rule, a US official said Wednesday.

Sudan generals, protesters sign deal paving way for civilian rule

Khartoum - Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders signed a hard-won constitutional declaration on Sunday, paving the way for a transition to civilian rule after more than seven months of demonstrations and violence.

Eritrean wins asylum in Italy after mistaken trafficking charges

Rome - An Eritrean wrongly accused of being a human trafficking kingpin in a case of mistaken identity has been granted political asylum in Italy and set free, his lawyer told AFP on Saturday.

Sudan protesters reach full agreement with generals on civilian rule

Khartoum - Protest leaders reached "full agreement" with Sudan's ruling generals Saturday on a hard-won constitutional declaration, the African Union said, paving the way for a promised transition to civilian rule.

Sudan arrests paramilitaries for pupils' killing amid new deaths

Khartoum - Sudan's ruling generals announced Friday that nine paramilitaries had been arrested for the killing of four teenage demonstrators earlier this week after four people were killed protesting their deaths.

Doctors say four protesters killed at Sudan rally as talks start

Khartoum - Four protesters were shot dead at a rally in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Thursday, medics said, as protest leaders and ruling generals started talks to thrash out remaining issues on transitioning to civilian rule.

Hundreds protest killing of students as Bashir trial set

Hundreds of protesters marched through a central Sudanese city on Wednesday to condemn the killing of demonstrators including children, as the trial of ousted leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges was set for August.

Corruption trial of Sudan's Bashir to begin August 17: lawyer

Khartoum - The trial of ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges will begin on August 17, his lawyer said, after the ex-president failed to appear in court Wednesday for the first session.

Angry Sudanese queue for bread in city where pupils shot dead

Sheikh Habibullah - Sudanese vegetable vendor Zain Mohamed is angry as he queues outside a bakery in the city of Al-Obeid, where five schoolchildren were shot dead while protesting against a shortage of bread.

Anger and sorrow on Khartoum streets after teenagers killed

Khartoum - With school bags on their backs and Sudanese flags in their hands, hundreds of pupils marched in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday to denounce the killing of teenage protesters.

Sudan talks cancelled as teenagers' killing triggers outrage

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders cancelled planned talks with the country's ruling generals on Tuesday as hundreds of schoolchildren demonstrated in Khartoum against the shooting dead of five pupils at a rally.

Sudan talks cancelled as army ruler condemns teenagers' killing

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders cancelled planned talks with the country's ruling generals on Tuesday as they visited a town where five teenaged protesters were shot dead.

Five protesters shot dead in Sudan town: doctors committee

Khartoum - Five protesters including four students were shot dead and several wounded at a rally in a town in central Sudan on Monday, a doctors committee linked to the protest movement said.

Sudan talks on remaining power transfer issues resume Tuesday

Khartoum - Talks to resolve remaining issues between Sudanese protesters and ruling generals are set to resume Tuesday, a mediator and protest leader said, as scores demonstrated in Khartoum to demand an impartial probe into a deadly June raid on a sit-in.

Sudan police tear gas rally urging impartial probe into deadly raid

Khartoum - Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at scores of protesters demanding an independent probe into a deadly June raid on a Khartoum sit-in, despite an investigation identifying eight officers it said were involved.

Sudan generals, protest leaders, meet rebel chiefs in S.Sudan

Juba - Sudanese generals and protest leaders, who signed a power-sharing agreement, held preliminary talks with rebel groups in neighbouring South Sudan Saturday as part of ongoing peace efforts.

Sudan probe shows paramilitaries involved in deadly raid on sit-in

Khartoum - A probe into a deadly June raid on a Khartoum protest camp revealed Saturday that members of a feared Sudanese paramilitary group were involved in it, even as hundreds of demonstrators rallied to demand an independent investigation.

Sudan rebels, protest leaders end rift over power deal

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders and their rebel partners have ended their differences over a power-sharing deal signed with the country's military rulers, vowing to work jointly for peace, a leading protest group said Thursday.

Sudan murals commemorate protest 'martyrs'

Khartoum - Sudanese protester Walid Abdelrahim was shot dead last month in Khartoum but for his mother he is still alive -- thanks to a colourful mural of his smiling face on a wall of their home.
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