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Sudan's anti-coup protests violently dispersed; 2 killed

Jan. 13, 2022 14:11 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital of Khartoum as thousands took to the streets Thursday against a coup that has plunged the country into grinding deadlock, activists said. A senior police officer and a...

Egypt president urges Sudanese to talk, denies backing coup

Jan. 12, 2022 20:49 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to move forward in their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The Oct. 25 military takeover has upended...

UN kicks off talks aimed at ending Sudan political deadlock

Jan. 10, 2022 14:26 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The United Nations began meetings Monday with Sudanese groups to find a way out of the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country since an October military coup, the U.N. envoy said. The Oct. 25 takeover scuttled hopes of a peaceful transition...

Sudan protest group rejects UN offer for talks with military

Jan. 09, 2022 11:34 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Sudanese protest group on Sunday rejected a United Nations initiative to hold talks with the military aimed at restoring the country’s democratic transition following an October coup. At least one demonstrator, meanwhile, was killed when security forces violently broke...

UN: Sudan talks will aim to salvage political transition

Jan. 08, 2022 23:54 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Saturday it would hold talks in Sudan to try to get the country's democratic transition back on track after it was derailed by an October military coup. The U.N. offer came a week after embattled Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned, citing...

Sudanese security forces kill 3 in new anti-coup protests

Jan. 06, 2022 15:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition Thursday, killing at least three people as thousands once again took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and other cities to protest the October military takeover of the country. The spasm of violence...

Anti-coup protests in Sudan amid turmoil after PM resigns

Jan. 04, 2022 14:56 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and other cities on Tuesday in anti-coup protests as the country plunged further into turmoil following the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse...

EXPLAINER: What's next after resignation of Sudan's PM?

Jan. 03, 2022 14:12 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's resignation has plunged the country’s already fragile democratic transition into further turmoil. Hamdok told the country in a national address Sunday that he was stepping down after he failed to build a political consensus...

Sudan’s PM announces resignation amid political deadlock

Jan. 02, 2022 20:35 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation Sunday amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s fragile transition to democratic rule. Hamdok, a former U.N. official seen as...

Group: Sudanese forces fire at anti-coup rally; 4 killed

Dec. 30, 2021 14:22 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition at protesters rallying Thursday in the country's capital and elsewhere against the October military coup. At least four protesters were killed, a Sudanese medical group said. The Sudan Doctors Committee...