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Four die in Sudan protests as military rulers say won't allow 'chaos'

One policeman and three protesters were killed in Khartoum and many other demonstrators were wounded, state TV said. 

May 14, 2019, 15:41 PM IST

Sudan judges march in Khartoum, join opposition protests

Sudan`s Transitional Military Council and the opposition have been at loggerheads over how long it will take to move to civilian rule after the military removed Omar al-Bashir as president on April 11.

Apr 25, 2019, 21:36 PM IST

Sudan's military council invites opposition for talks

While the opposition has insisted on a swift handover of power to civilians, the military council has said the process could take up to two years.

Apr 24, 2019, 23:55 PM IST

Saudi Arabia, UAE grant USD 3 billion of support to Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to its new military leaders after protests led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. 

Apr 21, 2019, 20:56 PM IST

Sudan investigating Bashir after large sums of cash found at home: source

Bashir survived several armed rebellions, economic crises, and attempts by the West to turn him into a pariah during his 30-year rule before he was toppled in a military coup.

Apr 20, 2019, 23:23 PM IST

Sudan protesters demand civilian rule, military council says ready to comply

The Sudanese Professionals` Association (SPA) called for the establishment of a transitional council which would be protected by the armed forces.

Apr 15, 2019, 08:14 AM IST

New military council leader promises civilian government for Sudan

During a meeting between the transitional military council and a coalition of opposition groups, the protesters demanded that civilians be included in the council.

Apr 14, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

Sudan's intelligence chief quits, protesters keep up pressure

Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as head of the transitional military council late on Friday after only a day in the post, as protesters demanded faster political change.

Apr 13, 2019, 19:13 PM IST

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir forced to step down after mass protests

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was deposed by the army on Thursday and consultations were under way to form a transitional council to run the country, drawing a line under three decades of autocratic power that included allegations of genocide.

Apr 11, 2019, 17:55 PM IST

Sudan's Bashir steps down, government sources say

Tens of thousands of Sudanese took to the streets in the centre of Khartoum in jubilation, dancing and chanting anti-Bashir slogans.

Apr 11, 2019, 13:49 PM IST

This iconic photo from anti-government protests in Sudan has gone viral

The photo of 22-year-old Alaa Salah has now become an iconic image highlighting the role of women in the anti-government protests in the impoverished African nation.

Apr 10, 2019, 08:05 AM IST

AFC Asian Cup: UAE protest over eligibility of Qatar players dismissed on day of final

The United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) had protested the eligibility of Almoez Ali and Bassam Al Rawi, who helped Qatar reach their maiden final at the continental championship against Japan. 

Feb 01, 2019, 17:43 PM IST

Qatar won't be distracted from final by eligibility row, says coach Felix Sanchez

On the eve of the Asian Cup final between Qatar and Japan, the United Arab Emirates had formally questioned the eligibility of Almoez Ali 22, and Iraqi-born defender Bassam Al Rawi, 21.

Jan 31, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

Two more die as anti-government protests rock Sudanese cities

A 24-year-old man died in Omdurman and the second victim, the son  of a well-known footballer, had been at a protest at a private iniversity in Khartoum.

Jan 25, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

Hundreds protest demonstrator's death in Sudan - witnesses

A 60-year-old man also died from a gunshot wound sustained in Burri, and his funeral became a flashpoint for widening protests on Friday.

Jan 22, 2019, 11:06 AM IST

Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

Nigeria`s President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. 

Dec 03, 2018, 12:50 PM IST

19-year-old Sudanese woman stabbed husband as he raped her, court sentences her to death

Her husband tried to consummate the marriage but she repeatedly refused his advances. Enraged over the same, her husband took the help of his relatives who held her down while he raped her.

May 13, 2018, 08:20 AM IST

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that had affected his muscles and bones and also gave him extensive skin wounds.

Mar 20, 2018, 12:54 PM IST

Sudan clashes kill 10 in Darfur: State media

Ten members of Sudan's controversial counter-insurgency unit have been killed in clashes with fighters loyal to a powerful militia leader in war-torn Darfur, the official SUNA news agency reported today.

Nov 27, 2017, 08:11 AM IST

In Russia, Sudan`s Bashir asks Putin for `protection` from US

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has urged Russia to protect his country from the US.

Nov 23, 2017, 19:41 PM IST