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Sudan’s removal from terror list will be stopped if brutal repression continues: U.S.

February 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Special Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council (NSC), Cyril Sartor, Wednesday warned that the violent crackdown on protesters threatens Sudan's removal from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.
Sartor paid a 4-day visit to Khartoum for talks with the government officials on the second phase of the Sudanese-American process to normalize bilateral relations, including the 26-year Sudan's designation (...)

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Sudan says 2430 protesters released as opposition calls for mass rally

February 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Wednesday said it has released 2430 protesters as the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has called for a mass rally on Thursday in Khartoum.
In press statements Tuesday, Sudan's Interior Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said the police will act resolutely against anyone who seeks to destabilize security and threatens lives and property of the people.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of police officers, Osman said the (...)

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Sudan, U.S. discuss resumption of banking transactions

February 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Prime Minister Mutaz Musa and a visiting U.S. delegation on Wednesday have discussed the resumption of banking transactions between the two countries.
The visiting delegation is led by the Special Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council (NSC), Cyril Sartor.
Following the meeting, Sudan's State Foreign Minister Osama Faisal told reporters the two sides discussed the trajectory of the (...)

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Opposition SPA welcomes Sartor’s statements on freedoms in Sudan

February 19, 2019 (PARIS) - The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) which orchestrates the protests across Sudan welcomed statements by Special Assistant to the U.S. President Cyril Sartor on the need to ensure freedoms in Sudan.
Sartor who is also Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council (NSC) was Monday in Sudan for talks with Sudanese officials on bilateral relations and the ongoing process for Sudan removal from the state sponsors of terrorism list.
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U.S. says Sudan going through “complex transition”

February 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Special Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council (NSC), Cyril Sartor, on Monday said Sudan is going through a complex transition”.
Sartor on Monday has discussed the second phase of the Sudanese-American dialogue with the Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim. He also met with Sudan's Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Ahmed and the Speaker of the National Assembly Ibrahim Ahmed Omer.
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Street vendor killed by tear gas as Sudan protests continue

February 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A street fruit vendor was killed by a tear gas fired by the Sudanese security forces during an anti-government protest in Khartoum North on Sunday.
The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) which deploys medical teams to treat wounded protesters said in a statement released after the march that the 62-year vendor died from tear gas inhalation.
"The death of a citizen, Abubakr Osman Youssef, 62 years old, as a result of suffocation with tear gas, and all (...)

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Sudan’s committee on constitutional amendments cancels meeting

February 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The emergency committee for constitutional amendments pertaining to scrapping presidential term limit has abruptly cancelled its meeting scheduled for 17 February.
In a press release, the committee said the meeting was cancelled for emergency reasons, saying a new date would be fixed at a later time.
Last December, 294 Sudanese lawmakers representing 33 political parties introduced a bill to amend the constitution to allow President Omer al-Bashir to run for (...)

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U.S.’s Pompeo says hopeful that peaceful regime change takes place in Sudan

February 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday expressed hope that calls by Sudanese people for regime change will be heard.
As the Sudanese opposition welcomed his supportive statement of the U.S. top diplomat and called for international pressure on President Omer al-Bashir to step down and allow a peaceful democratic transition in Sudan.
Asked by Michel Ghandour of Al-Hurra TV in Warsaw about his assessment on the ongoing demonstrations in Sudan for "regime (...)

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UN reports confirms rape cases in South Sudan’s Unity

February 15, 2019 (JUBA) - Over 134 women have been subjected to sexual violence by the government army and allied forces in the Unity region from September to December 2018, said a joint report released by the UN human rights body (OHCHR) and UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Friday.
The report confirms allegations published in November 2018 but dismissed at the time by the South Sudanese authorities. Furthermore, it points to the lack of accountability as the main cause of these (...)

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Sudanese authorities disperse demonstrators in Khartoum as protests enter 3rd month

February 14, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese riot police and security forces broke up a march of hundreds of Sudanese in Khartoum on Thursday and prevented them from moving to the presidential palace after firing tear gas and arrested several demonstrators.
Since last December, the Sudanese capital and a number of cities in other regions have been holding continuous protests demanding that President Omar al-Bashir steps down.
This week, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) dedicated (...)

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Sudanese opposition says determined to overthrow the regime

February 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's opposition forces signatories of the Declaration of Freedom and Change have vowed to continue pressures aiming at toppling the regime of President Omer al-Bashir.
Last month, the Sudanese Professional Association and the opposition groups including the National Consensus Alliance, Sudan Call and the Unionist Gathering launched the Declaration of Freedom and Change which calls on al-Bashir to step down and the removal of his regime.
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Sudanese authorities arrest university professors and journalists

February 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security authorities on Tuesday arrested a group of university professors and a number of journalists for organizing set-in against the excessive use of violence against peaceful demonstrators.
The sit-ins were organized after a call by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) to organize sectorial vigils and protests on Tuesday within the framework of its nearly two-month campaign demanding the resignation of President Omer al-Bashir.
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Sudan refuses all proposals for interim government

February 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim on Monday has expressed categorical rejection for all calls demanding the formation of a transitional government saying they are only committed to the 2020 elections.
Ibrahim, who is also the deputy chairman of the ruling National Congress Party, described the calls to form a transitional government as mere “illusions”, saying change wouldn't take place through protests, slogans, sabotage or foreign agenda.
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Sudanese continue to protest as security makes more arrests

February 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Hundreds of Sudanese on Sunday have taken to the streets of Omdurman, Khartoum's twin city demanding release of dozens of women detained during the ongoing popular protests.
Protesters, mainly women, marched from the central bus station in downtown Omdurman towards the Women Prison where the female protesters are held.
They chanted slogans calling for the fall of the regime of President Omer al-Bashir and the restoration of peace, justice and equality. (...)

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Sudan’s spy-chief says regular forces backing President al-Bashir

February 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The director of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Salah Abdallah (aka Gosh) said all regular forces are backing President Omer al-Bashir.
Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December 19, with demonstrators holding nationwide rallies calling on al-Bashir to resign.
The government said 31 people have died in the protests, while other credible reports including from Human Rights Watch says at least 51 people have been killed.
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Al-Bashir accuses “enemies of Sudan” of funding media campaign backing protests

February 8, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President on Thursday has accused unnamed parties “hostile to Sudan” of funding the media campaign backing the popular protests.
Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December 19, with demonstrators holding nationwide rallies calling on al-Bashir to resign.
The government 31 people have died in the violence, while other credible reports including from Human Rights Watch says at least 51 people have been killed.
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Sudanese masses rally against al-Bashir’s regime in 50th day of protests

February 7, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Thursday in Khartoum downtown calling on President Omer al-Bashir to leave, in a continuation of anti-government protests that have begun 50 days ago.
Also, despite calls to avoid excessive use of violence against the peaceful demonstrators, the security forces fired tear gas to disperse the protests and carried out mass arrests of protesters after beating them.
Thursday protest was the largest one ever organized (...)

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Sudan’s Bashir pledges democratic reforms, orders release of jailed journalists

February 6, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Wednesday pledged to change repressive laws that target women and curb freedom of expression before to announce the release of detained journalists.
Al-Bashir who faces unprecedented protests that have lasted since seven weeks calling for his resignation met on Wednesday evening with a number of journalists picked by the presidency to discuss the political crisis in Sudan.
During the meeting, several journalists who are not (...)

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