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US 'encouraged' in Sudan, urges greater transition

Washington - The United States on Thursday praised orders by Sudan's new military leader to free political prisoners and end a night curfew but urged more action to transition to democracy.

Protesters throng Khartoum a week after Bashir ouster

Khartoum - Huge crowds of protesters on Thursday thronged the Sudanese capital Khartoum a week after the army's ouster of president Omar al-Bashir, determined to complete their revolution seeking civilian rule.

One week after Bashir ouster Sudan 'revolution' unfinished

Khartoum - Sudan on Thursday marks one week since the army ousted president Omar al-Bashir after protests against his 30-year rule, but the "revolution" remains unfinished as demonstrators campaign against their new military leaders.

Sudan's Darfur refugees wonder when their turn will come

Geneina - "When we arrived here, there were TV crews and photographers, but now nobody comes," said Abdallah, amazed to see a journalist turn up at his Sudanese refugee camp in Chad.

Sudan secret police testify in Italy trafficker trial

Palermo - Members of Sudan's secret service described the capture Wednesday of an alleged people trafficking kingpin, who insists he is a victim of mistaken identity.

Sudan's Bashir moved to prison as doctors rally

Khartoum - Sudan's military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as doctors marched through the capital to join a sit-in protest at the army complex.

Sudan's Bashir transferred to prison: family source

Khartoum - Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday.

Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Sudan turmoil

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday hosted Abu Dhabi's crown prince for talks, state media said, after the Gulf allies threw their support behind Sudan's military rulers who ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir.

New UN envoy to work with African Union on Sudan crisis

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appointed an envoy to Sudan to work with the African Union on mediating an end to the crisis sparked by a military takeover.

Fear of army action as Sudan protesters toughen stand

Khartoum - Sudanese protesters have hardened their stand, demanding a transitional military council be scrapped and immediately replaced with civilian rule as Tuesday they refused to end a days-long sit-in outside army headquarters.

Sudan's disparate opposition comes together post Bashir

Apo - After decades of intense divisions, Sudan's political opposition united recently to form a powerful three-pronged bloc that became part of the protest wave which ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir last week.

Sudan's disparate opposition comes together post Bashir

Apo - After decades of intense divisions, Sudan's political opposition united recently to form a powerful three-pronged bloc that became part of the protest wave which ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir last week.

Neighbours, world powers anxiously watch post-Bashir Sudan

Paris - The ousting of Sudan president Omar al-Bashir by the army brought the curtain down on 30 years of iron-fisted rule in the northeastern African nation but failed to quell the anger of protesters who remain encamped outside army headquarters.

Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

Khartoum - Sudan's military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters.

Sudan protesters demand 'immediate' civilian rule

Khartoum - Sudanese protesters on Sunday demanded the country's military rulers "immediately" hand power over to a civilian government that should then bring ousted leader Omar al-Bashir to justice.

Amnesty calls for probe against Sudan's former top spy

Beirut - Sudan's new authorities must investigate the role of the country's former spy chief in killings of demonstrators during months-long protests that preceded the fall of president Omar-al-Bashir, Amnesty International said.

Sudan protesters present demands to military in talks

Khartoum - Sudanese protest organisers have presented demands to the country's new military rulers, urging the creation of a civilian government, the group spearheading demonstrations said.

'Veteran' soldier Burhan becomes Sudan's new ruler

Khartoum - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the second officer to be sworn in as Sudan's new military ruler in consecutive days, is a "veteran soldier" largely unknown outside the army.

Sudan intelligence chief resigns: military council

Khartoum - The head of Sudan's feared National Intelligence and Security Service, Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country's new military rulers said on Saturday.

Khartoum erupts with joy as Bashir successor steps down

Khartoum - Crowds of Sudanese waving flags and chanting "we toppled two presidents in two days" celebrated in the capital late Friday after the country's military council chief stepped down a day after he was sworn in.

Sudan tells UN transition to civilian rule could be shortened

New York - Sudan's envoy to the United Nations said Friday that a two-year transition period to civilian rule announced by the military council that seized power in the country could be shortened as protesters kept up their demands for change.

Ibn Ouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler

Apo - Sudanese General Awad Ibn Ouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country's new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict.

In new mini-Arab Spring, US takes back seat

Washington - The United States initially cheered on the Arab Spring but as fresh popular uprisings sweep through Sudan and Algeria, President Donald Trump has taken a more passive role, convinced that strongmen can be his best partners.

Sudan joy turns to anger for 'hoodwinked' protesters

Khartoum - Jubilation in Khartoum that Sudan's era of iron-fisted rule by Omar al-Bashir was ending Thursday quickly soured when protesters realised the old regime had no plans to go.

Amnesty calls for Sudan's Bashir to be handed to ICC

London - Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir should be handed over to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said after the army overthrew his three-decade iron rule on Thursday.

Bouteflika, Bashir... will other strongmen fall?

Paris - Strongmen in the Middle East and North Africa will be eyeing warily popular protests, fed by frustration with living standards and an elite perceived as corrupt, that helped push veteran Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and now Sudan’s Omar al...

Clooney says Bashir toppling not enough for Sudan

Washington - Actor and activist George Clooney said Thursday that the fall of Sudan's veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir was not enough and called for the dismantling of the military-led system.

Sudan's Bashir brought down by people he ruled with iron fist

Khartoum - Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, long wanted on genocide and war crimes charges, was finally brought down in a popular uprising by the very people he ruled with an iron fist for 30 years.

Viral 'Nubian queen' rally leader says women key to Sudan protests

Khartoum - A Sudanese woman propelled to internet fame earlier this week after leading powerful protest chants in the capital told AFP Wednesday that women are key to the uprising against President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule.

Sudan army to make 'important' announcement after weeks of protests

Khartoum - The Sudanese army was Thursday planning to make "an important announcement", state media said, after weeks of protests against longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir."The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon.
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