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Sudanese Police Use Tear Gas To Break Up Protest

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Sudan used tear gas Friday to break up the latest protests against austerity measures and the government of President Omar al-Bashir. Witnesses say the rallies — of anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred people — took place in the capital Khartoum and the suburbs of Omdurman and Bahri. The tear […]

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UN Urges Sudan Against ‘Heavy-Handed’ Suppression

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. human rights chief has called on authorities in Sudan not to use violence and mass arrests against anti-government protests planned for Friday in the capital, Khartoum. Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, says dozens of journalists, activists, and others have been arrested since student protests against government austerity measures began […]

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US Condemns ‘Heavy-Handed’ Crackdown on Sudan Protests

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has condemned what it says is Sudan’s “heavy-handed” crackdown against anti-government protests that have spread through several parts of the East African nation. The protests began in the capital, Khartoum, nearly two weeks ago as isolated student protests over planned government austerity measures and sharp price increases. The unrest has quickly spread […]

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Sudan: No Reinstating Fuel Subsidies, Despite Protests

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s finance minister says the government will stick to its plan to end fuel subsidies, despite 10 days of protests against that decision and other austerity measures. Ali Mahmoud told reporters Monday that Khartoum “will not retreat” from the decision to halt the subsidies, which had kept fuel prices low in Sudan. He said if […]

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Protesters Clash With Police During Austerity Protests in Sudan

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters clashed with police in Sudan’s capital Khartoum Saturday as demonstrations against spending cuts in Sudan continue into a second week. Security forces have been using tear gas and batons to break up the demonstrations which have spread into several neighborhoods. Reports say some people have been arrested. Activists are trying to spark an “Arab […]

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UN: More than 200,000 Sudanese Have Fled Country

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: WEB: map http://gdb.voanews.eu/B7BFD966-79E2-47A6-813E-4227F2B0E4F9.png; timeline #2560190; interactive version will be updated; http://tools.voanews.com/utilities/timeline-editor/publish.php?timeline=4163&preview&format=480 TYPE: OCN )) The United Nations says more than 200,000 Sudanese have fled violence in the country’s southern border states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York Wednesday the refugees fled to camps in Ethiopia and […]

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Security Council Urges Immediate Action on Sudan, South Sudan Peace Plan

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the resumption of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, but says the two sides must immediately work to implement a peace plan crafted by the African Union. In a statement Monday, China’s ambassador to the U.N. and current Security Council President Li Baodong said the countries have made […]

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Sudan Slashes Spending Amid Money Woes

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has announced radical spending cuts, amid signs of severe financial stress for his government. Speaking to lawmakers Monday, Mr. Bashir said his cabinet and all levels of government will have to accept budget cuts of 45 to 50 percent. “That includes the legislative assembly, federal ministries, ministers, experts, and contractors (who) […]

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South Sudan Proposes Demilitarized Border With Sudan

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan has proposed setting up a large demilitarized zone along its border with rival Sudan — a suggestion that Sudan quickly rejected. The proposal came Wednesday at African Union-mediated talks aimed at settling disputes and reducing tension between the neighbors, who have fought clashes along the border. South Sudan’s Foreign Minister Nhial Deng said […]

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ICC Prosecutor to UN: Consider Arrests of Sudanese Officials Indicted for Crimes in Darfur

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is asking the U.N. Security Council to encourage countries to issue warrants and arrest four high-ranking Sudanese officials accused of war crimes in Darfur. The chief prosecutor of the ICC in The Hague, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, told the Security Council Tuesday that the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other suspects […]

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