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Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi

Sudan opposition leader jailed for a week for protest

A Sudanese emergency court Sunday sentenced an opposition leader to a week in jail, as police detained several people intent on marching on parliament to protest a state of emergency.

Sudan court sentences nine women protesters to flogging – lawyers

A Sudanese emergency court on Saturday sentenced nine women protesters to 20 lashes each for participating in an unauthorised demonstration against President Omar al-Bashir's rule, defence lawyers said.
Sudanese men shout slogans during an anti-government protest following Friday noon prayers on January 18, 2019 outside a mosque in Khartoum’s twin city Omdurman. – Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a government decision to raise the price of bread. The rallies have since escalated into broader demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted rule and triggered clashes with the security forces. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan protesters rally against death of teacher

Sudanese protesters rallied after Friday prayers in an eastern town against the death in custody of a teacher arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations sweeping the country, witnesses said.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s army says it will ‘not allow state to fall’ amid protests

The Sudanese army issued a statement saying it would not allow the state to collapse, following weeks of mass protests demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir's near 30-year rule.
Omar al-Bashir and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Sudan police confront rallies as Bashir blames media

Sudanese police fired tear gas at protestors in Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman on Sunday, witnesses said, after organisers called for further demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's three decades of rule.
Supporters of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir shout slogans as they gather during a rally for him in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

Sudanese professionals emerge as new force defying President al-Bashir

For decades, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has kept dissenting voices low and opposition groups in disarray creating a political vacuum that a group of professionals has recently rushed to fill.
Sudanese men shout slogans during an anti-government protest following Friday noon prayers on January 18, 2019 outside a mosque in Khartoum’s twin city Omdurman. – Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a government decision to raise the price of bread. The rallies have since escalated into broader demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted rule and triggered clashes with the security forces. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan opposition head backs protesters’ call for President al-Bashir to go

Sudan’s main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Friday called for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, throwing his support behind anti-government demonstrators after weeks of deadly protest.
Sudanese demonstrators gather as they participate in anti-government protests in Khartoum [Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-Reuters]

Two protesters killed amid calls for Sudan president’s resignation

Two protesters were killed during anti-government demonstrations that rocked Sudan’s capital in the past day, police spokesman General Hashim Abdelrahim told AFP early Friday.
Omar al-Bashir

Sudan police confront protesters as Bashir rejects accusations

Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who tried to march on parliament Sunday, as President Omar al-Bashir insisted demonstrators who died in anti-government rallies were not killed by security forces.

Former President al-Bashir adviser is the face of Sudan protests

Former presidential adviser Ghazi Salah al-Din is emerging as the leader of the movement seeking to remove Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from power.
A picture taken on January 15, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s southern business district of El-Kalakla. – Sudanese police fired tear gas tioday at crowds of protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom” in the capital, witnesses said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations pressed on with new rallies. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Mourners protest after deaths in Sudan demos

Hundreds of mourners leaving the funeral of a protester launched one of several spontaneous anti-government rallies in Sudan on Friday, as police said "only two" people had died in violence the day before.
Supporters of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir shout slogans as they gather during a rally for him in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

Call for protests across Sudan as organisers pile on pressure

A Sudanese group that has spearheaded anti-government demonstrations since last month called Friday for nationwide protests next week to pile pressure on the government of President Omar al-Bashir.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan says protest death toll rises to 22

Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan have left 22 people dead, authorities said on Thursday, after three demonstrators died hours after thousands cheered for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in Khartoum.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters

Sudanese riot police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman on Wednesday, witnesses said, after hundreds rallied in the capital in support of President Omar al-Bashir.

Sudan opposition calls for more protests against President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan's largest opposition groups are calling for a fresh wave of protests against longtime autocrat President Omar al-Bashir, with a series of demonstrations starting this week.
Thousands rallied in the capital Khartoum and other cities for a tenth day on Friday [Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-Reuters-File]

Sudan opposition leader arrested hours after new protests

Sudanese security forces have arrested a top opposition leader following a crackdown on new anti-government demonstrations held in several cities on Friday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN calls on Sudan to investigate protest deaths

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on authorities in Sudan to investigate deaths during violent protests in Khartoum and other cities.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters

Sudanese police fired tear gas on hundreds of worshippers who staged a demonstration after Friday prayers outside a mosque in Omdurman, as opposition groups urged for more anti-government protests.

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