Latest Omar al-Bashir News

Fresh rallies against al-Bashir as Sudan secures $300M loans

Mar. 17, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. The demonstrations began in December over price hikes and food...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Mar. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike...

Sudanese vow to keep protesting as president digs in

Mar. 14, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Three months after Sudanese protesters rose up against President Omar al-Bashir, the longtime autocrat has bound himself more tightly to the military and refuses to bow to their demands. The wily 74-year-old has remained in power through three decades of war and sanctions, the secession of...

Sudan announces new Cabinet amid protests

Mar. 13, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's prime minister on Wednesday announced a new Cabinet packed with supporters of President Omar al-Bashir, who is digging in after nearly three months of protests against his long rule. Al-Bashir disbanded the government last month and declared a state of emergency. Sudan has been gripped...

Bahrain opposition figure gets 6 months for Sudan tweet

Mar. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent opposition politician in Bahrain faces up to six months in prison for a tweet about Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Bahraini prosecutors have long targeted Ebrahim Sharif over his outspokenness in an island kingdom in the grips of a yearslong crackdown on...

Sudan's lawmakers approve 6-month state of emergency

Mar. 11, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's Parliament says lawmakers have approved a state of emergency across the county, but shortened an initial proposal to six months. It says lawmakers on Monday discussed President Omar al-Bashir's February decision to declare a yearlong state of emergency. Parliament can extend the term...

Sudanese court sends 9 women arrested in protests to prison

Mar. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan sentenced nine women to a month's imprisonment for taking part in anti-government protests, an opposition group said Sunday, the latest in a crackdown aimed at quashing almost three months of protests calling for the country's autocratic president to step down. The emergency court in...

Thousands protest Sudan president ahead of Women's Day

Mar. 7, 2019 12:32 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Sudanese cities on Thursday ahead of International Women's Day, the latest in more than two months of demonstrations calling for embattled President Omar al-Bashir to quit. Activists said security forces arrested at least two dozen protesters...

Thousands on strike in Sudan calling for president's ouster

Mar. 5, 2019 11:49 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A one-day strike shuttered businesses and emptied streets in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and other parts of the country on Tuesday, activists said, as pressure mounted on longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down following more than two months of deadly protests. Initially...

Sudanese protests continue despite president's ban

Mar. 3, 2019 6:36 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters are marching toward courthouses in different cities across the country, including in the capital of Khartoum. It's the latest in two-and-a-half months of protests that call for the overthrow of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. Sunday's marches were called for by the...