Sudan releases prominent opposition politician Khalid Omer Yousif from detention

After an extended detention facing corruption charges, prominent Sudanese politician and former Cabinet minister Khalid Omer Yousif was released on bail on Tuesday, a lawyer on his defense team said. Yousif and other politicians were arrested in February after a coup by the military leaders who shared power with the civilian coalition they are part… Read More Sudan releases prominent opposition politician Khalid Omer Yousif from detention

Two dead as security forces open fire on protesters in Sudan

Two demonstrators were killed on Monday when Sudanese security forces fired live rounds and teargas during protests against military rule that attracted tens of thousands of people across the country, medics said. Such protests, along with barricades throughout the capital and a general strike last week, have continued since the military took power on October… Read More Two dead as security forces open fire on protesters in Sudan

Sudanese security forces fatally shoot four at protest against military rule

Sudanese security forces shot dead four people during a crackdown on nationwide protests against military rule on December 30, Sudanese police said on Friday. Security forces had fired tear gas and stun grenades as protesters marched through Khartoum and the neighbouring cities of Omdurman and Bahri towards the presidential palace on Thursday, witnesses said. Police… Read More Sudanese security forces fatally shoot four at protest against military rule

Sudan military reinstates PM Abdalla Hamdok, releases political detainees under peace deal

Sudan’s military reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday and announced the release of all political detainees after weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a coup. Under an agreement signed with military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Hamdok will lead a civilian government of technocrats for a transitional period. Security forces fired tear gas to… Read More Sudan military reinstates PM Abdalla Hamdok, releases political detainees under peace deal

At least fifteen dead, dozens injured as security forces fire at anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Security forces shot dead at least 15 people and wounded dozens as thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Wednesday on the deadliest day in a month of demonstrations against military rule, medics said. The protesters, marching against an October 25 coup across the capital Khartoum and in the cities of Bahri and Omdurman,… Read More At least fifteen dead, dozens injured as security forces fire at anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Five dead as security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Five protesters were killed on Saturday as huge crowds defied gunfire and tear gas in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and other cities to demonstrate against a military takeover, witnesses and medics said. The protests came two days after army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced a new ruling council that excludes the civilian coalition the military had… Read More Five dead as security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan appoints new ruling council

Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has formed a new transitional council, headed by himself, to lead the country following the military takeover late last month, state media reported on Thursday. The new 14-member Sovereign Council, for which one member is yet to be named, includes civilians representing Sudan’s regions but none from the Forces… Read More Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan appoints new ruling council

Three dead, dozens injured as military seize power in Sudan

Sudan’s military seized power from a transitional government on Monday and soldiers killed at least three people and wounded 80 as street protests broke out against the coup. The leader of the takeover, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, dissolved the military-civilian Sovereign Council that had been established to guide the country to democracy following the overthrow… Read More Three dead, dozens injured as military seize power in Sudan