Sudan: Omar al-Bashir corruption trial gets underway

19 August 2019; DW: Sudan's deposed president arrived amid heavy security at the courthouse in Khartoum where he is facing charges of financial malpractice. Amnesty International say that he still has to face heavier charges in The Hague.

Omar al-Bashir, the former Sudanese president, arrived in court on Monday as his trial on charges of corruption began.

Sudan: Military, protest leaders sign historic transition deal

17 August 2019; DW: Eight months after mass protests erupted, the main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have signed a final deal for a transitional government. If it works, Sudan could return to civilian rule in 3 years.

Sudan's ruling military council and the main opposition coalition on Saturday inked a final agreement for a transitional government.

‘Forces of Freedom and Change’ nominate Abdullah Hamdouk as Sudan PM

16 Aug 2019; MEMO: The Forces of Freedom and Change in Sudan decided to nominate economist Abdullah Hamdouk as PM, and Mohammed Al-Hafiz Mahmoud as deputy PM.

On Thursday, sources told Reuters that Sudan’s main opposition alliance is planning to nominate economist Abdullah Hamdouk for the position of prime minister.

Sudan military cancels death sentences against rebel leaders

10 Aug 2019; MEMO: Sudan’s Transitional Military Council has decided to cancel death sentences against leaders of the north division of the People’s Liberation Movement.

Spokesman for the Military Council, Shamsiddeen Kabbashi, said that the head of the Military Council Abdul-Fattah Burhan cancelled the death sentences against rebel leader Malik Agar, his deputy Yasser Imran and others, Al Khaleej Online reported yesterday.

Sudanese celebrate the signing of constitutional declaration deal

KHARTOUM Aug 5 (NNN-AFRICANEWS) – Sudanese protesters on Sunday in the capital, Khartoum celebrated after Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders signed the constitutional declaration.

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement signed a power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.

Sudan's military council, opposition to resume talks

KHARTOUM, July 28 (Xinhua) -- African Union (AU) envoy to Sudan on Sunday announced that talks between Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance would resume on July 30.

The two negotiating delegations of the TMC and the opposition alliance have been invited to resume talks on July 30 in the capital Khartoum to finalize the constitutional declaration and other related issues, said a statement by the AU envoy's office Sunday.

Sudan: Deadly crackdown probe results spark fresh protests

28 July 2019; DW: An official Sudanese investigation said that 87 people were killed when security forces broke up a protest in June. The probe's death toll sparked fresh anger, with protesters saying the toll was much higher.

Prosecutors in Sudan announced the results of an official probe on Saturday into a widely condemned crackdown on peaceful protesters in June, reigniting public anger.

Sudan's military and opposition sign first part of power-sharing deal

17 July 2019; DW: Protesters and the ruling military inked a political declaration to end months of unrest. Both sides clashed over the east African country's future after President Omar al-Bashir was deposed three months ago.

Sudan's ruling military council and an alliance of opposition groups on Wednesday signed the first of two documents as part of a power-sharing deal that activists hope will pave the way for democracy in the east African country.

Sudan activists call for ‘justice’ for killed protesters

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities Saturday to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in, and a protest leader said a planned a meeting with the country’s ruling generals to sign a power-sharing deal was postponed until Sunday.

The “Justice First” marches were called by the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which has been spearheading the protests since December. Those demonstrations led to the military ouster of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir in April.

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