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Sudan’s military arrest al-Bashir brothers

April 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) — The two brothers of the ousted president Omer al-Bashir have been detained in Khartoum, announced the spokesperson of the transitional military council on Wednesday.
"The arrests are underway for the symbols of the deposed regime, those around them who are suspected of corruption and others," said Lt. Gen Shams al-din Kabbashi at a press conference.
"The most prominent of those who have been so far detained are the brothers of the corrupt head of the regime: (...)

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Sudan’s military council reiterates commitment to strong relations with South Sudan

April 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, reassured a South Sudan delegation of his government's commitment to supporting the special relations between the two neighbouring countries.
Al-Burhan received a South Sudanese delegation led by Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs Tut Kew Gatluak who handed him a letter from South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
The head of the Transitional Military Council briefed the (...)

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Sudan’s Bashir is welcome in Uganda if he applies for asylum: minister

April 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Uganda would host the ousted Sudanese President al-Bashir in appreciation for his efforts to achieve peace in South Sudan, said Kampala on Tuesday.
"If Omer al-Bashir applies for asylum in Uganda that is a matter that can be considered by the President of Uganda,” Uganda's Minister for foreign affairs Henry Okello Oryem, told reporters according to the Ugandan Daily Monitor newspaper.
After long years of animosity and accusations of support to rebel groups from (...)

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Fundamental changes in Sudan needed before removing it from Terror state: report.

April 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The United States is ready to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism (STT) if a fundamental change in leadership and policies take place in the East African country.
Following the military coup in Sudan on 11 April, the State Department announced the suspension of discussion on Sudan removal from the terror list in line with an agreement reached in November 2018. The talks were scheduled for the last week of April.
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U.S. activists call for international measures to prevent capital flight from Sudan

April 15, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The Sentry's Co-Founders George Clooney and John Prendergast called for international warnings by international financial institutions to prevent illicit capital flight from Sudan by the former dignitaries of al-Bashir's regime.
The two U.S. activists said this measure will provide strong international support for Sudanese people to achieve change in Sudan after 30 years of oppression by corrupt Islamists.
“Sudan's courageous protesters need more than words. They (...)

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PCP calls to dissolve Sudan’s security apparatus

April 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Secretary-General Popular Congress Party (PCP) Monday has joined calls o dissolve the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and rejected foreign meddling in Sudan's internal affairs.
The PCP was part of al-Bashir's government and refused to quit it despite calls from the party's youth who joined the 4-month protests in the early hours.
Speaking at a press conference held in Khartoum on Monday for the first time after al-Bashir removal, Ali al-Haj (...)

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Sudanese troops to remain in Yemen: military council

April 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TCC), Lt Gen Mohamad Hamdan Daglo (Hemetti) Monday said the Sudanese troops will remain in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
The Sudanese army has been participating in the Saudi-led military coalition since 2015 in a regional effort to back the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after he was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels.
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Sudan military council appoints new chief-spy

April 14, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The spokesperson of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) Shams al-Din Kabashi Sunday announced the appointment of Abu Bakr Mustafa (aka Damblab) as director of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Kabashi said the chairman of the TMC has issued a number of decisions including the referral of the former NISS director Salah Abdallah (aka Gosh) to retirement.
According to Kabashi, the two officials (...)

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NISS’s Gosh resigns from his position, says Sudan military body

April 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Salah Gosh, the Director of National Intelligence and Security Service has resigned from his position since Friday, according to a statement released on Saturday.
"General Abdel Fattah al-Burha, the head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), accepted the resignation of General Engineer Salah Abdallah Mohammed Saleh Gosh as head of the National Security and Intelligence Service," said a short statement by the military body.
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RSF leader calls for short transition in Sudan

April 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The commander of the government militia Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (aka Hemitte) has called for a very short transitional period before to hand power over to civilians.
Hemitte surprised the street by his strong support to the democratic forces and was one of the army generals who pressed to unseat the former President Omer al-Bashir.
Also, he stepped down resigned from the transitional military council to protests the decisions issued by (...)

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Sudan’s military council says ready to form civilian government

April 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Friday has expressed readiness to form a civilian government and reduce the transitional period in agreement with the political forces.
Speaking at a press conference in Khartoum, the head of the TMC political committee Omer Zain al-Abdin said the upcoming government would be “civilian”, pointing out that it would be formed by the consensus of the political forces.
He added the military wouldn't intervene in the formation (...)

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Sudanese opposition rejects Ibn-Ouf’s military coup

April 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's opposition forces refused to deal with the military coup led by the defence minister on Thursday and urged the Sudanese to continue to sit-in the streets.
Tens of thousands of Sudanese were clearly frustrated when Awad bin Auf appeared on the TV screens as one of the perpetrators of the coup that toppled al-Bashir.
The streets of the Sudanese capital and a number of states were filled with huge waves of people after the announcement of the army's statement as (...)

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Pro-Bashir rally in Sudan abruptly cancelled

April 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM) — The government and its allied parties called off a rally that was scheduled to be held on Thursday.
In a statement on Wednesday, the security committee in Khartoum State said it has refused to grant permission to the organizers “on the basis of the criminal code and due to the security conditions in Khartoum State”.
The pro-government coalition that includes that ruling National Congress Party (NCP) were planning to hold a rally under the title “Sudan Security (...)

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Kiir, Machar kick off Vatican-hosted retreat on peace in South Sudan

April 10, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his First Vice President-designate Riek Machar have launched a two-day retreat in the Vatican o discuss the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and ways to overcome the different hindrances
Following a visit by President Kiir to the Vatican last March, it was announced that he would hold a spiritual retreat in the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church together with four designated Vice Presidents: Riek (...)

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Sudanese sit-inners pass first night without attacks

April 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - During the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the Sudanese security services have stopped their attempts to dislodge the protesters who hold a sit-in outside the headquarters, as high ranking officers appeared for the first time alongside the sit-inners.
On Tuesday the Sudanese army repulsed attempts by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to clear the square in front of the army headquarters in Khartoum from protesters who have been camping since (...)

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Sudanese army ordered to disperse mass sit-in by force: spokesperson

April 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) The security committee has ordered to disperse the protesters' sit-in in front of the military headquarters by force, said Sudan Armed Forces spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami
Since Saturday, thousands of protesters have staged a mass sit-in in front of the SAF command in Khartoum. Some young army officers joined the protesters and called on their colleagues to back the popular uprising against President Omer al-Bashir.
In an interview with the Dubai-based (...)

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Sudan’s professionals call for clear international support to protesters

April 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) which oversees the sustained protests to unseat President Omer al-Bashir has called on the International community to declare its obvious support for democratic reforms in Sudan.
The security forces have sought during the past two nights to break up protests outside the army headquarters in Khartoum as the demonstrator have successfully won the support at least of the army units that protected them from (...)

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Troika says gov’t must respond to Sudanese call for democracy

April 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Troika countries called on the Sudanese government to consider seriously the demand of protesters for political change and pledged to support the East African nation if such transition is implemented.
The Troika, the United Kingdom, United States and Norway, Tuesday issued a statement following the repeated use of violence by the security authorities in a bid to break up the 4-day protests outside the headquarters in Khartoum.
After the 6 April, “the protests (...)

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