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

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir steps down following protests

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday. The minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, Adel Mahjoub Hussein, told the Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that there are consultations to form a… Read More Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir steps down following protests

Protesters clash with security forces outside presidential residence in Sudan

Thousands of Sudanese protesters clashed with security forces outside President Omar al-Bashir’s residence in central Khartoum on Saturday in what appeared to be the biggest demonstration in months of protest against his 30-year rule, witnesses said. Security forces fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators and tried to disperse the crowd, which had responded to a… Read More Protesters clash with security forces outside presidential residence in Sudan

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir orders release of female anti-government detainees

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on International Women’s Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities. Sudan has seen near-daily protests against Bashir since December 19. The demonstrations were triggered by price increases and cash shortages but developed into the… Read More Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir orders release of female anti-government detainees

Sudanese security forces fire teargas at protesting women in Omdurman

Sudanese security forces used tear gas on Sunday to break up a crowd of hundreds of people, mostly young women, demonstrating against the detention of women arrested at previous protests, witnesses said. The protesters chanted: ‘Long live the struggle of Sudanese women’, and ‘Down, that’s it’, one of the main slogans calling for the fall… Read More Sudanese security forces fire teargas at protesting women in Omdurman

Three injured as security forces disperse week-long protests against Sudanese government

At least three Sudanese protesters were wounded by gunshots on Tuesday when security forces dispersed rallies in the capital, witnesses said, after a week of demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule. A witness said security forces barred protesters at one location in Khartoum from marching on the presidential palace by firing teargas and shots… Read More Three injured as security forces disperse week-long protests against Sudanese government