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Sudan's army says holding talks with all political forces

Apr. 22, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military rulers said Monday evening that they are communicating with all political forces to name a prime minister and form a civilian government "as soon as possible." A military spokesman, Lt. Gen. Shamseldin Kibashi, made a brief announcement on state TV but did not...

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

Apr. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from...

Sudanese protesters suspend talks with military

Apr. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The organizers of Sudan's protests said Sunday they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands for an immediate transfer to a civilian government following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir. Mohammed al-Amin Abdel Aziz, a...

The Latest: Sudan protesters halt talks with military

Apr. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on Sudan, where protests drove long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power earlier this month (all times local): 9 p.m. The organizers of Sudan's protests say they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands for an...

Sudanese protest organizers step up pressure on military

Apr. 19, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers on Friday stepped up calls for a swift transfer of power, saying they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against him. The announcement...

Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Apr. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the main sit-in in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government as the new rulers announced the arrests of former president Omar...

Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

Apr. 17, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military rulers transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the country's capital as hundreds of people marched Wednesday to a sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, calling for a quick handover of power to a civilian leadership. The significance of...

Volunteer doctors, cooks help Sudanese keep up protests

Apr. 17, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The protesters in Sudan wave national flags, chant "freedom" and bang plastic drums in the sweltering summer heat, while others man makeshift clinics or prepare meals for fellow demonstrators. For nearly four months, thousands of people protested across Sudan, calling for autocratic...

Sudan's protesters voice optimism after talks with army

Apr. 15, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters on Monday welcomed the "positive steps" taken by the ruling military council, which held talks with opposition leaders over the weekend and released some political prisoners. The praise came despite a brief incident earlier Monday in which activists said soldiers attempted...

New ruling Sudan military council promises civilian Cabinet

Apr. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new ruling military council announced Sunday that it will name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet but not a president to help govern the country following the coup that removed longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. An army spokesman, Lt. Gen. Shamseldin Kibashi, also said in televised...