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World Jun 15US diplomat wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown
The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, and the ruling military council said it would announce…
World Jun 12Sudan protestors end strike and plan to resume talks with army
Security forces have killed over 100 people in the capital and across the country in a sweeping crackdown, according to protest organizers.
World Jun 10Sudan’s military blames protest leaders for escalation of strike
For the second day, shops and businesses were closed in the capital, Khartoum.
World Jun 09General strike launched in Sudan after security crackdown
Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council.
World Jun 08Sudan protesters call for civil disobedience to push army
Pro-democracy protest leaders on Saturday called on Sudanese to take part in acts of civil disobedience in a bid to pressure the military to hand over power after the deadly break-up of their main sit-in in the capital of Khartoum…
World Jun 04Sudanese forces clash with protesters in the capital
The protest movement comes one day after security forces cleared the demonstrators' main sit-in camp in Khartoum in a bloody crackdown.
World Jun 03Sudan troops attack a protest camp, killing 30
In videos posted online amid the early morning assault, civilians were seen running through streets lined with sit-in tents, heads down, as the sound of gunfire filled the air.
World May 19Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 17
A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said.
World Apr 21Sudanese to name civilian council in bid to pressure army
Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council on Sunday in a bid to exert more pressure on the military to hand over power following the overthrow of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month.
World Apr 20Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi’s rule
Egyptians went to the polls Saturday for the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military’s role.