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Death toll from Thursday Sudan protests rises to 3

A group organising anti-government rallies across Sudan said Friday that three people died in protests in Khartoum a day earlier, raising the toll as crowds gathered for the funeral of one of the victims. Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a government decision to raise the price of bread.…
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Sudan’s Bashir stands firm even as protests mount

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, long wanted on genocide and war crimes charges, has rejected calls to step down in the face of mounting anti-regime demonstrations that have challenged his iron-fisted three-decade rule. Demonstrators first took to the streets on December 19 to protest against a government decision to triple bread…
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Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces last month after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide protests that analysts…
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Bashir backers stage Sudan rally as rival demo planned

Crowds gathered Wednesday in Sudan’s capital in a show of support for the embattled regime of President Omar al-Bashir following several weeks of deadly anti-government protests. The rally by hundreds of backers of Bashir, who has ruled Sudan since 1989 when he swept to power in an Islamist-backed coup, came as rival protesters prepared…
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Sudan protests biggest threat yet to Bashir: analysts

Deadly protests that have grown across Sudan in recent weeks are the biggest threat to President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule since he swept to power in a 1989 coup, analysts said. Clashes have killed at least 19 people since demonstrations began two weeks ago, initially in protest against bread prices tripling but rapidly evolving…
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Sudanese journalist detained for backing protests freed

A prominent Sudanese journalist who had been detained for expressing his support for anti-government protests has been freed, he told AFP on Saturday. Faisal Mohamed Salih had been arrested on Thursday from his office by agents of the country’s powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Salih, recipient of the 2013…
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