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Sudan's Bashir declares one-year state of emergency, dissolves government

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, facing the country’s biggest popular protests since he came to power 30 years ago, declared a one-year state of emergency on Friday and called on parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to seek another term in a 202

REUTERS

Facing Protests, Sudan’s Leader Declares Yearlong State of Emergency

CAIRO — Sudan’s leader, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, imposed a yearlong state of emergency and dissolved the federal and state governments on Friday, in an attempt to end months of nationwide street protests that have shaken his authority after three decades of rule.

NEW YORK TIMES

Sudan's National Security Says President Omar Al-Bashir Is Expected to Announce State of Emergency and Step Down

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir is expected to announce a state of emergency, as well as step down, Al Arabiya English reports. Salah Abdullah, director of Sudanese Security and Intelligence, made the announcement Friday, adding that Al-Bashir will stop the process of amending the constitution—whi

OKAYAFRICA.COM

State of emergency declared in Sudan by under-fire president

Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, has appointed a new prime minister, but left the country’s current defence, foreign and justice ministers in place following a declaration of a one-year state of emergency.

THE GUARDIAN

Sudan government arrests opposition leaders ahead of protest

CAIRO — A Sudanese opposition party says more than 10 opposition leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign. In a statement, the Sudanese Congress Party says security forces “pre-empted” demonstrations by arresting the deputy head of the

WASHINGTON POST

Sudan’s president al-Bashir is not stepping down just yet

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has declared a yearlong state of emergency months after anti-government protests began calling for an end to his three-decade rule. In a speech delivered on Friday night (Feb. 22) in Khartoum, Bashir also dissolved both central and state governments and delayed const

QUARTZ

Bashir declares year-long state of emergency across Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declared a nationwide state of emergency on Friday and dissolved the government in an effort to quell weeks of demonstrations that have rocked his iron-fisted rule.

DIGITAL JOURNAL

Oil Companies May Be Complicit in Atrocities in South Sudan, U.N. Panel Says

GENEVA — Despite a peace agreement, mass atrocities continue in South Sudan, driven partly by fights over control of oil, and foreign oil companies may be complicit in war crimes, a United Nations panel said on Wednesday.

NEW YORK TIMES

Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing deadly protests, on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year, disbanded the federal government and replaced all state governors with senior army officers.

AP

Sudan powerlifting earns 3 medals at Friona

The Sudan Powerlifting team competed Saturday, February 9th at the Friona Powerlifting Invitational. On the girls side, Savannah Castillo finished second in her division with a lift total of 655 lbs.

MULESHOEJOURNAL.COM

In South Sudan, Nonviolent Action is Essential to Building Peace

South Sudanese citizens are demanding democratic reforms through strategic nonviolent action. On September 12 of last year, South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, signed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) with South Sudan People Liberation Movement in Oppo

RELIEFWEB.INT

Sudan: two months of anti-government protests

- Bread protests - On December 19 hundreds of Sudanese take to the streets in several cities to protest against a government decision to triple the price of bread, which has been in shortage for three weeks.

DAILY MAIL

Emergency Call Center in Wau, South Sudan Launched

Wau, 16 February 2019–The Wau Deputy State Governor, along with Minister of Interior Hon. Lt. Gen. Michael Chiengjiek Geay Mut, and Inspector-General of South Sudan National Police Service Gen. Majak Akec Malok Duop, were accompanied in Wau on Saturday by the Ambassador of Japan in South Sudan, His

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Increasing number of people face severe food shortages in South Sudan

Nearly 7 million people expected to be in acute food insecurity at the height of lean season. 22 February 2019, Juba - Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face acute food insecurity at the height of this lean season (May-July), three United Nations agencies warned today, urging for scaled-u

RELIEFWEB.INT

Letter from Africa: How 'cheating husbands' are linked to Sudan's protests

In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih explores how women in Sudan are using a Facebook group about love to expose alleged abuse amid anti-government protests.

BBC

Hunger worsens in South Sudan despite peace deal: UN

Tens of thousands face starvation in South Sudan, aid agencies warned Friday, as fighting continues despite a peace deal signed six months ago meant to end civil war. Nearly seven million people or two-thirds of the country face extreme hunger, the government and UN agencies said.

DIGITAL JOURNAL

Sudan earns 2A play-off bid with win over Bovina, 57-45

The Sudan Hornets’ varsity basketball team held off a second-half surge from the Bovina Mustangs on Friday, 57-45, to earn a spot in the 2A Texas State High School Basketball Playoffs.

MULESHOEJOURNAL.COM

Sudan: Security Forces Detain 26 Opposition Leaders

Sudanese demonstrators march along the street during anti-government protests after Friday prayers in Khartoum, Sudan January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah. Sudanese security forces on Thursday detained 26 opposition leaders, including Communist Party Secretary Mohammad Mokhtar al-Khat

AAWSAT.COM

U.N. investigator seeks scrutiny of South Sudan oil economy, decries new fighting

GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s oil economy should be examined by the U.N. Human Rights Council for evidence that oil interests are responsible for war crimes, a member of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan said on Wednesday.

REUTERS

War Crimes in South Sudan: Daily Brief

New bill in Tunisia could claw back gains on rights; ruling in Kenya may be a major step for equality; Somaliland poet detained for speaking out against police brutality; press freedom under attack in Sudan; private probation harms the poor in the US.

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