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Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army

May. 25, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders on Saturday issued a call for a two-day general strike next week in a bid to press the ruling military council to transfer power to a civilian-led authority. The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which spearheaded the protests that led the army to oust...

Islamists in Sudan rally in support of Islamic rule

May. 24, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Thousands of Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime are rallying to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it. Friday's rally in the capital Khartoum was called by Nusrat al-Sharia and Rule...

Sudanese protesters plan mass rally as talks stall with army

May. 23, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders are calling for mass rallies across the country amid deadlocked negotiations with the ruling military over its handover of power. The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has spearheaded four months of protests that drove Omar al-Bashir from power in...

Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transition

May. 21, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and the protesters who drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month said Tuesday they remain divided over who will lead the country during its transition period despite progress in recent talks. The protesters, represented by the Forces for the...

Sudanese general's path to power ran through Darfur

May. 20, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — In April 2015, President Omar al-Bashir traveled to the heart of Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur region to congratulate one of his hand-picked commanders on a recent victory over rebels. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, had led the so-called Rapid Support Forces on a...

No deal but Sudanese army, protesters will keep talking

May. 20, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and protesters behind months of mass demonstrations that drove autocrat Omar al-Bashir from power have failed to strike a deal but agree to keep talking. That's after the latest round of negotiations between the two sides that resumed on Sunday, following a...

Sudan's military council resumes talks with protesters

May. 19, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council resumed meetings with protesters on Sunday to discuss the country's political transition after talks were halted for three days while roads were cleared outside the main sit-in in the capital, Khartoum. The two sides have held several rounds of talks...

Sudan's army says talks to be resumed with protesters

May. 18, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals say they will resume talks with opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month over a transfer of power to civilian rule. The military council says Saturday a new round of talks will take place Sunday after a...

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters

May. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators. Aristide Nononsi, the U.N. independent expert on the human...

Sudanese protesters criticize military for suspending talks

May. 16, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month on Thursday criticized the ruling military council for suspending negotiations with their representatives over a peaceful transfer of power to civilian rule. The suspension...