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Gulf powers promise Sudan $3 billion in latest bailout for ally

Business Apr 22, 2019

Gulf powers promise Sudan $3 billion in latest bailout for ally

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have just written another check to bail out their latest troubled ally. The Gulf nations on Sunday pledged $3 billion to Sudan after longtime President Omar al-Bashir was toppled this month. In a statement, they said they'll ...

Huge protest crowds seen massing again outside Sudan army HQ

World / Politics Apr 19, 2019

Huge protest crowds seen massing again outside Sudan army HQ

Huge crowds of protesters massed again Thursday outside Sudan's army headquarters, determined to seek civilian rule one week after the military ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, an AFP photographer said. Every road leading to the protest site was full of people as throngs of demonstrators ...

Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

World / Politics Apr 15, 2019

Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

Sudan's military rulers faced heavy pressure from protesters and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as a mass protest outside army headquarters entered its 10th day. Thousands remained camped outside the complex in Khartoum overnight after protest leaders issued demands ...

Sudanese protesters defy curfew to demand new military rulers quit

World / Politics Apr 12, 2019

Sudanese protesters defy curfew to demand new military rulers quit

Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations on Friday. Protest leaders dismissed the transitional military council formed by top brass after ...

Entertainment News Apr 12, 2019

George Clooney says Bashir toppling not enough for Sudan

Actor and activist George Clooney said Thursday that the fall of Sudan's veteran strongman, Omar al-Bashir, was not enough and called for the dismantling of the military-led system. The Hollywood heartthrob, who has been arrested protesting Sudan's campaign in Darfur that the United States described ...