ON FEBRUARY 22ND millions of Sudanese gathered with bated breath in front of their television screens.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Omdurman -On Friday, worshippers in several mosques in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum followed calls by the imams to pray for the souls of the people killed during the protests in the city.
A HUNDRED OR more were brought in every hour. Soon the police station in northern Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, was so full that detainees were flowing onto the lawn. Atif, an activist picked up around noon on December 31st, says he saw at least 1,000 arrested that day
[The Conversation Africa] Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989 when he led a coup, is facing the most serious challenge in his three decades in power.
[UN News] The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Parties in the Sudanese Parliament have presented 294 signatures to the Speaker of Parliament, Ibrahim Omar to amend article 57 of the country’s Constitution of 2005 regarding the duration of the presidential term, to be open without specifying more than one term, as well as the amendment of Article 178 of the Constitution on the nomination of Governors. The ammendment will allow current President Omar Al Bashir to stand for another term.
[VOA] Nineteen people were killed in a plane crash in South Sudan Sunday, officials said.
[Deutsche Welle] After initially refusing to do so, rebel leader Riek Machar said he would sign the deal to end the country’s brutal civil war. Machar will return to government as one of South Sudan’s vice presidents.
[Deutsche Welle] Government troops and rebel forces have agreed to withdraw from urban areas.
[Monitor] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have finally inked an agreement to end the war.