Sudanese military arrest two rebel leaders following meeting with Ethiopian PM

Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday, opposition sources said, shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening a transition to democracy. Abiy had on Friday urged Sudan’s military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise bravery in trying to agree steps toward democracy… Read More Sudanese military arrest two rebel leaders following meeting with Ethiopian PM

African Union suspends Sudan, demands transition to civilian rule

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until there was civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir’s fall in April. Ethiopia – where the continental bloc is based – planned a mediation effort, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed due on Friday… Read More African Union suspends Sudan, demands transition to civilian rule

Sudan opposition reject talks offer as death toll rises to 101

Sudan’s military rulers offered to resume talks with opposition groups on Wednesday, two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp, but the opposition rejected the invitation. Medics linked to the opposition said the death toll from Monday’s operation and subsequent unrest had risen to 101 and that it was expected… Read More Sudan opposition reject talks offer as death toll rises to 101

Sudan military chief offers unconditional talks as raid death toll rises to 60

Sudan’s military ruler offered to resume talks with opposition groups without conditions on Wednesday, in an apparent olive branch two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp in central Khartoum. Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s offer marked a step-back from the army’s decision to cancel all deals with the opposition… Read More Sudan military chief offers unconditional talks as raid death toll rises to 60

Dozens killed, scores injured as Sudanese forces storm protest camp

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday and opposition-linked medics said more than 30 people were killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage shared on social media showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled… Read More Dozens killed, scores injured as Sudanese forces storm protest camp

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir moved to high-security prison

Deposed ex-Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sources said on Wednesday, and transitional military rulers announced steps to crack down on corruption. Sudan’s military ousted Bashir after weeks of mass protests that climaxed in a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry compound. Protests are… Read More Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir moved to high-security prison

Protesters demand civilian government following military ouster of President Omar al-Bashir

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces on Thursday, but protesters took to the streets demanding the military hand over power to civilians. The ouster of Bashir followed months of demonstrations against his rule. In an address on state… Read More Protesters demand civilian government following military ouster of President Omar al-Bashir