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Sudan probes ousted Omar al-Bashir after ‘large sums of cash found at home’

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering, the Reuters news agency said, citing a judicial source.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Sudan protest leaders demand scrapping of military council

Sudanese protest organisers on Monday demanded the new military council be scrapped, as demonstrators kept up calls for a civilian government at a sit-in outside army headquarters.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a Reuters witness said.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Sudan protest leaders report attempt to disperse sit-in

Sudanese protest organisers Monday called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan protest leaders demand end of ‘deep state’

Organisers of mass protests in Sudan have told the BBC they want the full dismantling of the "deep state" left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan Police: 16 killed by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins

At least 16 people were killed and 20 others injured by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins on Thursday and Friday, a Sudanese police spokesman said in a statement on Saturday as the nation waited to hear from its newly appointed leader.
Sudanese protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration in Khartoum on February 7, 2019. – Crowds of Sudanese protesters rallied on Thursday in downtown Khartoum in support of fellow comrades detained in weeks of protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule, witnesses said. Today’s protests came after Bashir acknowledged that the country’s controversial public order law and worseing economic situation had angered the youths who were now taking to the streets. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Witnesses: Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters rally

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas Sunday at scores of protesters as they defied a nationwide state of emergency to demonstrate in Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman, witnesses said.
Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Saudi Arabia appoints woman as ambassador to Washington

Saudi Arabia has appointed Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as new Ambassador to the United States, the Official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sudan protesters remain resilient, but President al-Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting "overthrow, overthrow" almost daily since demonstrations erupted against President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule in December.
Sudanese protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration in Khartoum on February 7, 2019. – Crowds of Sudanese protesters rallied on Thursday in downtown Khartoum in support of fellow comrades detained in weeks of protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule, witnesses said. Today’s protests came after Bashir acknowledged that the country’s controversial public order law and worseing economic situation had angered the youths who were now taking to the streets. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Sudan protesters rally in support of detained

Crowds of Sudanese protesters rallied Thursday in downtown Khartoum in support of fellow demonstrators detained in the weeks of rallies against President Omar al-Bashir’s iron-fisted rule, witnesses said.
Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON)

Revived aluminum firm for re-inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari is to re-inaugurate the Aluminum Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom, to enable it to re-commence production.
Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON)

BPE: ALSCON set to recommence operations

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) at the weekend said the $3.2 billion Aluminium Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), located at Ikot Ibasi, Akwa Ibom State, was set to recommence operations as the hitherto existing gas supply challenge that rocked the establishment had been largely resolved by the bureau and other relevant stakeholders.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir mocks ‘WhatsApp protesters’

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ridiculed his opponents' use of social media to organise recent protests against his rule.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan president Omar al-Bashir vows to bring peace amid protests

President Omar al-Bashir vowed Monday to bring peace in the state of South Kordofan where Sudanese forces are fighting rebels, as protesters planned to hold anti-government rallies in the country’s conflict zones.
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.
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.

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