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...
Sudanese vow to keep protesting as president digs in
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...
Sudan announces new Cabinet amid protests
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...
Bahrain opposition figure gets 6 months for Sudan tweet
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.
Sudan’s lawmakers approve 6-month state of emergency
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's Parliament says lawmakers have approved a state of emergency across the county, but shortened an initial proposal to six months.
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...
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...
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...
Sudanese protests continue despite president’s ban
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters are marching toward courthouses in different cities across the country, including in the capital of Khartoum.
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's embattled President Omar al-Bashir on Friday quit his position as chairman of the ruling party after more than two months of protests against his nearly three-decade rule, the...
Sudan protesters defy ban on rallies amid crackdown
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters on Tuesday defied their embattled president's ban on unauthorized public gatherings, with hundreds rallying across the country to call for his...
UN says emergency decree will impact peace in Sudan’s Darfur
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. assistant secretary-general for Africa says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's declaration of a countrywide state of emergency and replacement of all governors will...
US religious freedom envoy: Pakistan has ‘desire to change’
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan has "a desire to change" its ways and be removed from an American blacklist of countries that infringe on religious freedoms, a U.S. special envoy...
Sudan’s al-Bashir picks new premier amid shakeup, protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has announced a new prime minister, a day after declaring a yearlong state of emergency amid protests calling for his resignation.
Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing deadly protests, on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year, disbanded the federal government and replaced all state governors with...
Sudan government arrests opposition leaders ahead of protest
CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese opposition party says more than 10 opposition leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign.
Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes
CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade rule.
SUNA said the meeting was scheduled for Sunday but was postponed for "emergency reasons" and that a new date would be announced later. It did not elaborate.
Protests in Khartoum call for Sudan’s al-Bashir to quit
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse anti-government protesters marching to the presidential palace in the capital, activists said, the latest in two months of street protests seeking autocrat President Omar al-Bashir's ouster.
The protests erupted in December, initially over surging prices and a failing economy, but quickly turned into calls for al-Bashir's resignation after nearly 30 years in power.
Activists: Sudan police arrest 14 academics in protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces arrested more than a dozen academics who joined a protest outside Khartoum University in the Sudanese capital, calling for embattled President Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said Wednesday.
Sudan has been gripped by nationwide protests since Dec. 19. The demonstrations, which show no sign of abating, were triggered by rising prices and shortages but quickly turned to calls for autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down.
Fresh protests in Sudan call for ouster of al-Bashir
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.
Tuesday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella of independent professional unions.
Video footage shows demonstrators gathering at intersections chanting "just fall," and calling for a "people's revolution."
Group urges UN to probe Sudan’s use of force in protests
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is urging the United Nations to investigate alleged violations by Sudan's security forces against anti-government protesters.
Sudan has been gripped by nationwide anti-government protests since Dec. 19. The demonstrations were triggered by rising prices and shortages but quickly turned to calls for autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down.
Sudan says it will free reporters detained during protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it will release all the journalists it detained for covering protests in recent weeks calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.
State media say the reporters will be released Saturday. Activists, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, say the move is intended to defuse public anger over the government's response to the demonstrations. They say at least 16 journalists are behind bars.
Sudan doctors’ union says 57 killed in recent protests
CAIRO (AP) — The doctors' union in Sudan said Friday that a government crackdown on weeks of protests has left at least 57 people dead, including three who allegedly died of torture in police custody.
The death toll is expected to climb because some of the wounded protesters are in serious condition, the Doctors' Syndicate said in a statement.
Central African Republic, rebel groups initial a peace deal
CAIRO (AP) — Central African Republic's government on Tuesday initialed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following unprecedented talks aimed at ending more than five years of conflict.
The agreement represents rare hope for one of the world's poorest nations, where religious and communal fighting erupted in 2013. Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in a conflict that has sent two people to the International Criminal Court.
Thousands protest in Sudan’s Kassala as death toll mounts
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of residents poured out onto the streets of Sudan's eastern province of Kassala to denounce the death of a protester last week following demonstrations calling for the president's ouster, officials and activists said.
Fresh protests in Sudan call for al-Bashir to step down
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in and around Sudan's capital on Tuesday, calling for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir and marching in memorial for those killed during weeks of protests against him, activists said.
Egypt’s president hosts Sudan’s embattled leader
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt hosted embattled Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday, saying it supports stability in the country undergoing popular demonstrations against al-Bashir's 29-year rule.
After meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to discuss deepening relations and improving economic ties, the two leaders gave a joint televised address to underline their continuing cooperation.
Sudan gripped again by a day of anti-al-Bashir protests
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of people were out on the streets Thursday at several locations in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, calling on the country's longtime ruler to step down, according to videos circulating online. Activists said at least two protesters were killed and seven injured.
The demonstrations are the latest in a wave of unrest that began Dec. 19 across most of Sudan, first to protest worsening economic conditions but soon to demand an end to Omar al-Bashir's 29-year, autocratic rule.
Sudan’s president, facing protests, looks for aid from Qatar
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sudan's embattled president on Wednesday met the ruler of the tiny, energy-rich nation of Qatar, likely looking for financial support amid weekslong protests challenging his 29-year rule in the African nation.
Both Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, smiled as they shook hands and embraced at the Emiri Diwan in Doha.
Sudan’s embattled president travels to Qatar amid unrest
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's embattled president flew Tuesday to Qatar, the tiny but wealthy Gulf state that has offered him help as he faces protests initially sparked by the country's economic woes but which soon shifted to calling on him to step down.
Qatar's official news agency said President Omar al-Bashir, in power since 1989, will meet Wednesday with the emirate's ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to discuss "brotherly relations and ways to bolster them."
Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have cracked down on Arabic-language foreign media working inside the country, news channels said, as major protests against President Omar al-Bashir enter their second month.
Qatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera said that its correspondents in Sudan had their work permits withdrawn by security officials, while its Saudi competitor Al Arabiya said its correspondent had his permit revoked as well.
Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics
CAIRO (AP) — The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader and win freedoms and human rights.
Sudan police clash with demonstrators in fresh protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese police clashed with demonstrators in and around the capital Khartoum on Sunday, after they deployed in large numbers in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said.
Sudan activists: 3rd protester dies from gunshot wound
CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese protester who suffered a gunshot wound during clashes with police has died, raising to three the death toll from the violence in the capital Khartoum, activists said on Friday.
They say the protester died in hospital early, a day after thousands of demonstrators demanding that the country's longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down clashed with police, who used tear gas and rubber bullets and fired live rounds in the air.
Thousands protest against al-Bashir’s rule across Sudan
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Thursday in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters attempting to reach the presidential palace to demand longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down.
Sudan’s al-Bashir defiant in face of weeks of unrest
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's longtime ruler was defiant Monday in the face of more than three weeks of protests demanding his resignation, reiterating at a rally in the west of the country that a change in leadership can only come through the ballot box.
In power since 1989, Omar al-Bashir is already one of the region's longest serving leaders. His ruling Popular Congress Party has nominated him to run for another term in office next year.
Hundreds rally in Sudan’s capital for al-Bashir’s ouster
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched in and around Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday, the fourth week of unrest that began over skyrocketing prices and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.
In Sudan, no one is clear on what happens after al-Bashir
CAIRO (AP) — As violent anti-government protests enter their fourth week, Sudan appears headed toward political paralysis, with drawn-out unrest across much of the country and a fractured opposition without a clear idea of what to do if the country's leader of 29 years loses power.
Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them
CAIRO (AP) — Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites.
Sudan activists: 3 protesters killed in clashes with police
CAIRO (AP) — Three Sudanese protesters were killed in clashes between police and demonstrators calling on longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said Thursday, in the most violent protests seen in the Sudanese capital since anti-government demonstrations erupted across much of Sudan three weeks ago.
Sudan’s president rejects protesters’ calls to step down
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday rejected calls for him to step down as hundreds of citizens took to the streets in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman in a march to Parliament to deliver a note demanding that the longtime ruler resign.
Al-Bashir told a gathering of several thousand supporters in the capital Khartoum that he is ready to step down only "through election."
Thousands protest al-Bashir’s rule in eastern Sudanese city
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of protesters chanting "revolution is the people's choice" took to the streets Tuesday in a city southeast of the Sudanese capital to call on longtime leader Omar al-Bashir to step down, the latest in nearly three weeks of anti-government demonstrations.
Sudanese flood Khartoum streets, demanding president go
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands took to the streets in the Sudanese capital on Sunday to call for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, the latest in nearly three weeks of demonstrations against his 29-year autocratic rule.
Protesters gathered at several points across Khartoum before they began to march on al-Bashir's Nile-side palace in the city center. They chanted: "Freedom, peace and justice; Revolution is the people's choice."
Protests across Khartoum call on al-Bashir to step down
CAIRO (AP) — Police on Friday used tear gas to disperse anti-government demonstrations across Sudan's capital, where two weeks of street protests there and elsewhere in the country are keeping pressure on autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after nearly 30 years in power.
Sudan’s opposition calls for more protests against al-Bashir
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's largest opposition groups on Thursday called for a fresh wave of protests to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down, as the longtime ruler made another attempt at staunching popular discontent by promising wage hikes and appealing to patriotism.
Sudan under al-Bashir: Long history of turmoil, conflicts
CAIRO (AP) — Street protests against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir show no sign of abating. A growing number of his former allies are clamoring for his departure. None of his friends in the region are stepping up to help. One of the Mideast's longest autocrats may be on the way out.
Sudan’s largest opposition bloc calls for al-Bashir to go
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's largest opposition bloc has joined calls by a wide array of political groups for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, turning up the pressure on the longtime autocrat after two weeks of street protests.
Nidaa al-Sudan, or Sudan's Call, said in a statement Wednesday that it wanted al-Bashir and his administration to go and for a transition toward democracy to begin.
Sudan’s president orders investigation amid protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered an investigation into "recent events" after two weeks of violent protests against his 29-year autocratic rule, as he seeks to placate popular anger over worsening economic conditions.
The state news agency reported late Monday that al-Bashir has tasked Justice Minister Mohammed Ahmed Salem with leading the investigation, without providing further details on the subject of the probe.
Sudanese police clash with anti-government protesters
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese police on Monday used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters shortly after they began to march toward the presidential palace in Khartoum to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down, according to activists and video postings.