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Sudan’s ruling military council and a pro-democracy opposition alliance signed a power-sharing agreement on Wednesday that brings three months of negotiations and protests to a close and creates a pathway to democratic rule. The two powers have been vying for power since April when former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir was ousted. The agreement establishes a [...]

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The spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that the Secretary-General is encouraged by the agreement between the Forces of Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council in Sudan. The agreement was brokered by the African Union and Ethiopia to bring peace and stability to the country. Sudan has been in upheaval since [...]

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Amnesty International warned Tuesday that war crimes and human rights violations have been ongoing in Sudan’s Darfur region. Following the ouster of former president Omar al-Bashir in April, Sudan has been rocked by political turmoil. Amnesty warned against the proposed plan to withdraw United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeepers from the region by [...]

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A new report from Freedom House warns that the right to freedom of the press may be under attack in a number of democratic countries. The report paints a dark picture showing former bastions of democracy turning on the media. The report does clarify that it is not generally through arrests or authoritarian suppression, but [...]

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Sudan public prosecutors said on Monday that they have charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters during the uprising that drove him from power last month. Protest organizers say security forces have killed around 100 demonstrators during the four months of rallies leading to al-Bashir’s overthrow on April [...]

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Two brothers of Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir were arrested Wednesday. A spokesperson for the transitional military council said the two were taken into custody as they were “symbols and leaders of the previous regime.” Sudan’s defense minister, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced on state television last Thursday that Omar al-Bashir had been detained and [...]

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Sudan’s defense minister, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced on state television Thursday that President Omar al-Bashir has been detained and a military council will lead the country for two years. Further, the Constitution has been suspended, the National Assembly dissolved, and a state of emergency declared.  Protesters are demanding the power be placed in [...]

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The Troika (the UK, US and Norway) on Tuesday released a joint statement on the current unrest in Sudan, urging the Sudanese authorities to respond to the demand from peaceful protesters for a transition to a political system that is “inclusive and has greater legitimacy.” The Troika urged a “credible plan for this political transition”, [...]

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Thursday asked the government of Sudan to protect its people’s rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. Since mid-December 2018, demonstrations have been taking place in multiple cities across Sudan. As of January 6th, 816 people have been arrested, including “journalists, opposition leaders, protestors [...]

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