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Three Killed, Hospital Stormed in Large Khartoum Protests

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Several Sudanese cities were in turmoil by large-scale protests yesterday which security forces clamped-down with the use of bullets and tear gas. At least three people are confirmed dead. Again, security forces stormed a hospital treating wounded protesters. (AllAfrica)


SA Calls for Continued Peace Efforts in Sudan

[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has urged the African Union (AU)/United Nations (UN) Hybrid Mission (UNAMID) to continue to provide technical and logistical assistance to support peace efforts in Sudan. (AllAfrica)


Can Al-Bashir Survive His Last Days in Power?

[Radio Dabanga] Washington DC -As raucous protests mount against Al Bashir's regime in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country, Sudan is now at the most dangerous moment of its modern history. (AllAfrica)


UN Rights Chief Condemns Sudan's Crackdown on Protesters

[VOA] The U.N. Human Rights chief expressed concern Thursday that Sudanese security forces have used excessive force and live ammunition against anti-government demonstrators, and she called on Khartoum to allow citizens to peacefully protest. (AllAfrica)


Long Queues for Cash As Khartoum Banks, ATMs Run Dry

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Cash withdrawals have been severely limited in Khartoum state in Sudan as the country-wide liquidity crisis continues without a solution in sight. Each day sees hundreds of residents queueing at the cash points. (AllAfrica)


Uprising Week Four - Protests in 8 Cities

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Kassala / New Halfa / El Gedaref / Kaud -Yesterday, thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in eight different cities in the country for the fourth consecutive week of the Sudanese uprising demanding the immediate step-down of President Omar Al Bashir and his regime from power. (AllAfrica)


Sudan Responds to Anti-Bashir Coverage With Censorship and Arrests

[CPJ] "We were all journalists, so we went to work. We wrote about what happened to us that day," Ashraf Abdelaziz, editor-in-chief of the privately owned al-Jarida daily told me over the phone this week, while recounting how he and his colleagues reported on their own arrest while still in detention. (AllAfrica)


Fuel, Cash Shortages in Sudan Capital and States

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Rahad / El Geneina -On Wednesday, the fuel crisis returned in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. The city saw long queues of vehicles for fuel and the main bus stations experienced huge crowds waiting for transportation. (AllAfrica)


Darfur Displaced Distance Themselves From Al Bashir Visit

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -The leaders of the displaced people in Darfur have publicly distanced themselves from the visit to the South Darfur capital of Nyala by President Omar Al Bashir on Sunday. (AllAfrica)


UN Alarmed Over 'Excessive Force', Alleged Use of Live Fire Against Protestors

[UN News] The reported use of "excessive force" against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is "deeply worrying", the UN's top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Sudan Surgeons 'Down Scalpels' in Protest Against Detentions, Violence

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan Association of Surgeons announced that it will continue its strike involving surgical operations in public and private hospitals throughout the country because of the government's failure to respond to their memorandum regarding the release of the doctors detained by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). (AllAfrica)


Act for Sudan - US Policy On Sudan Must Pivot to Advance Freedom, Justice, and Democracy

[Radio Dabanga] Washington DC -A group of 93 Sudanese scholars, human rights organisations, and leading activists have published an open letter strongly urging the US Government to support the participants in the current Sudan uprising, by calling for President Omar Al Bashir to step down and by supporting democratic transformation in Sudan. (AllAfrica)


Security Forces Free 'Activists Against Voluntary Return' Arrested in Chad

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Yesterday, the security forces released activist Kamal El Zein, Abdu Ishag, and Ibrahim Abdallah from the NISS detention centres near the Shendi bus station and Kober prison in Khartoum North after they had spent 33 days in detention camps on charges of working against the voluntary return of refugees. (AllAfrica)


EU Parliament Urges Sudan to End Violence Against Protests

[Radio Dabanga] Strasbourg -Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have urged Sudanese authorities to end violence against those protesting President Al Bashir's regime. (AllAfrica)


Sudan Oil Corp Limits Petrol to One Tank a Week

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Oil Corporation has implemented the decision to restrict the use of petrol for the owners of private vehicles by limiting the filling of the vehicle once a week by a designated card issued by the Corporation. (AllAfrica)


Sudan' Al Bashir Scoffs At Rebel Boycott of Peace Negotiations

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -President Omar Al Bashir has ridiculed the declaration of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement faction headed by Minni Minawi (SLM-MM) of refusing to negotiate with his government under the pretext solidarity with the mass demonstrations that have continued across Sudan for four weeks. (AllAfrica)


Civic Space Shrinking

[HRW] Nairobi -Clear patterns of government repression against peaceful protesters, activists, and journalists emerged across the East and Horn of Africa region during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Governments in the region should do far more to protect freedoms of expression and association, and provide justice for crimes by government security forces. (AllAfrica)


Sudan Riot Police Fire Tear Gas As Unrest Spreads

[Deutsche Welle] Sudanese police have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in several cities. Weeks of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's rule have been triggered by the tripling of the price of bread. (AllAfrica)


NISS in Blue Nile Detains Suspected Protest Mobilisers

[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin -The Sudanese security apparatus is detaining two young men accused of mobilising other young people to demonstrate against the regime in Ed Damazin, the capital of Blue Nile state. (AllAfrica)


Kibir Directs Wali of Kassala State to Pay Attention to People's Living

[SNA] Khartoum -Vice - President of the Republic, Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir, has directed Kassala State to give concern to the people living, control markets, and provide the necessary needs for the citizens and fuel for completion of harvesting operations in the state. (AllAfrica)


Joint Talks Between Sudanese and Turkish Parliaments

[SNA] Khartoum -The National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee which is chaired by Dr Mohamed Al-Mukhtar, held talks with the Visiting Turkish parliamentary delegation led by Ambassador Volkan Bozkir, Chair of the Turkish Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. (AllAfrica)


Dr. Al-Dirdiri Receives Russian Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, received in his office Tuesday the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Russia. (AllAfrica)


Kibir Chairs Meeting of Railways

[SNA] Khartoum -Vice - President of the Republic, Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir, chaired Tuesday at the Republican Palace a special meeting on the railways I Sudan as part of the concern given by the state for enhancing the different transport services. (AllAfrica)


Parliament Speaker Meets Delegation of Turkish MPs

[SNA] Khartoum -The Speaker of National Assembly, Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Monday met with a delegation of Turkish parliamentarians, led by the head of the Turkish Parliament's External Relations Committee. (AllAfrica)


More Doctors Arrested By Security Service

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / -A security force in Nyala arrested Dr Amar El Obeid on Monday on the day that President Omar Al Bashir visited the South Darfur capital to gain support for his beleaguered regime. (AllAfrica)


28 Journalists Beaten, Detained for Covering Sudan Uprising

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) detained 28 journalists for several hours ahead of a planned sit-in to protest the pre-publication censorship on Sudanese newspapers on Monday. (AllAfrica)


Herders Kill, Abduct Farmers in North Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] Kutum / Nyala -A shooting by herders on farmers in North Darfur caused the death of one of them on Sunday. Two people have been abducted. A man was killed during an armed robbery in Nyala. (AllAfrica)


Northern State Anti-Mining Protest Planned for This Weekend

[Radio Dabanga] Abri -An environmental protection committee in Sudan's Northern State announced it will hold a peaceful protest to reject the gold mining activities in the region on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


With Ethiopia's Border Now Open, Why Are Eritreans Still Fleeing to Sudan?

[African Arguments] Despite huge regional shifts, Eritreans continue to flee through Sudan, aided by resilient and flexible people-smuggling networks. (AllAfrica)


Sudan Protests - Largest and Most Coordinated Since Beginning

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Port Sudan / El Gedaref / El Gezira / S -The demonstrations calling for the overthrow of the regime and the immediate step-down of Al Bashir were allegedly the largest coordinated and simultaneous demonstrations since they started on December 19. (AllAfrica)


Official Sudan Protest Casualty Figures Released

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese government has released figures of deaths and injuries during the past week's mass protests, however the numbers quoted by Khartoum fall considerably lower than independent estimates. (AllAfrica)