Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala
Sudanese police Wednesday fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.
Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in capital
Sudanese police Tuesday fired tear gas at crowds of demonstrators chanting "Peace, justice, freedom" in the capital, a day after President Omar al-Bashir insisted protests will not lead to a change in government. Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December 19 when angry people took to the streets in towns and villages against a government…
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.
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 Peter Mackler Award for…
Sudan's Bashir tells police to rein in force against protesters
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday told police to abstain from using excessive force against anti-government demonstrators as the UN called for a probe into deaths during the violent protests. At least 19 people have been killed since December 19 during protests sparked by Khartoum's decision to hike the price of bread, according to the…
Amnesty says 37 protesters killed in Sudan crackdown
Amnesty International said it has received "credible reports" that Sudanese security forces have shot dead 37 protesters in a crackdown on demonstrations roiling the country. Anti-government protests have rattled Sudan since Wednesday after the government tripled the price of a loaf of bread. The authorities say eight protesters have been killed in the unrest, while…
At least five officials dead in Sudan helicopter crash
A helicopter crashed Sunday in eastern Sudan, killing at least five local officials who were on board, state media reported. Witnesses said the helicopter caught fire after hitting a communications tower as it tried to land in a field in the state of Al-Qadarif. "Flames and thick dark smoke rose from the aircraft," one of…
Buhari in Poland, says ‘I’m not Jubril’
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday broke his silence on rumours suggesting he had died and had been replaced by one Jubril, a body double from Sudan.