Thousands of protesters chanting "revolution is the people's choice" took to the streets Tuesday in a city southeast of Sudan's capital to call on longtime leader Omar al-Bashir to step down. It's the latest in nearly three weeks of anti-government demonstrations. The demonstration in Gadaref came just hours after Sudan's Interior Minister, Ahmed Bilal Othman, told Parliament that police have arrested 816 people since protests began in mid-December. The demonstrations initially erupted over economic issues: high prices for, in particular, bread and medicines, as well as other staples, according Alexander Kliment, Eurasia Group's director of global research and a senior editor at GZero media. The protests have grown to reflect a much broader sense of frustration with the government and shifted to calls for Bashir to step down. He's been in power since he led a military coup in 1989. People taking to the streets are frustrated with economic mismanagement, corruption and … [Read more...] about Thousands protest longtime leader Omar al-Bashir’s rule in Sudan
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Omar al-Bashir has ruled over Sudan for 30 years since seizing power in a coup.One of the world's most enduring dictators, he is a pariah in many nations and is wanted by an international court for war crimes committed in Darfur.His security forces have attacked protesters, led by women, for weeks, but there are signs he may finally be caving in to the pressure.The Sudanese armed forces were to deliver an "important statement" on Thursday and were asking the nation to "wait for it," state TV reported, raising expectations that one of the world's most enduring dictator could be poised to step down, or be ousted. The military's statement was promised after nearly four months of anti-government protests demanding the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. It was the first sign after weeks of a violent security crackdown on protesters that al-Bashir might be forced to relinquish power after 30 years of rule.Pan-Arab TV networks carried unconfirmed reports that al-Bashir had stepped down and … [Read more...] about Sudan protests could be poised to topple dictator Omar al-Bashir
World International Affairs As Sudan’s months-long protest movement celebrates a momentous victory following the ouster of 30-year-ruler Omar al-Bashir, the beleaguered Northeast African nation’s future has been thrown into uncertainty. According to The Associated Press, thousands of Sudanese demonstrators marched toward the national capital of Khartoum on Thursday, celebrating the end of three decades of rule by the authoritarian Bashir. Cheers, singing, dancing and other forms of celebration characterized the demonstrations following the announcement that the autocrat had been forced to step down by two senior military officials. Appearing in military uniform, the country's defense minister confirmed the news on state television, while the former leader reportedly remains under "heavy guard" at the presidential residence. Citing the son of Sudan’s main opposition leader, Reuters reported that Bashir had been placed under house arrest, along with members … [Read more...] about Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir Arrested Amid Popular Protests After 30 Years in Power, What Next for Troubled Nation?
Updated 9:30 am CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's official SUNA news agency reports the country's ruling party has nominated President Omar al-Bashir for re-election in 2020 — even though the country's constitution limits presidents to two 5-year terms. The agency reported Friday that the National Congress Party's decision was made late Thursday night. Sudan's constitution, amended in 2005, allows the president to run for two five-year terms. Al-Bashir has said he won't seek re-election in 2020 after serving his two terms. Opposition parties largely boycotted presidential elections in 2010 and 2015. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Homeless man sets fire to congressman's S.A. office Media: San Antonio Express-News SAPD: Teen shoots 10-year-old Media: San Antonio Express-News SAPD: 1 shot, gunmen at large Media: San Antonio Express-News Suspect asked victim if he wanted to buy a purse, then stabbed him in the … [Read more...] about Sudan ruling party nominates al-Bashir for new term in 2020
🇸🇩 Sudan Protests Explained | Al Jazeera English published: 11 Apr 2019 views: 456 Nationwide demonstrations ,a state of emergency, dozens of protesters killed, allegations of police brutality and a president clinging to power. This is the scene in Sudan today. For months, thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down. The protests began in December 2018 in the city of Atbara. The sudden tripling of the cost of bread sparked the initial protests, but they quickly turned into anti gov’t rallies calling for the resignation of al-Bashir. The uprisings serve as a continuation of the 2013 anti-gov’t protests in which dozens were killed. In recent demonstrations, unarmed protesters have been met with live ammunition and tear gas by gov’t forces. According to rights groups, at least 51 people have been killed, hundreds injured, and thousands jailed. “Tasgut bas” is what they’re … [Read more...] about Sudan ruler Omar al-Bashir ‘removed as president’ after months of protests