War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

World / Crime & Legal Jun 12, 2019

War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

Sudanese security forces have continued to commit "war crimes and other serious human rights violations" in the Darfur region, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as the African country has been rocked by political turmoil following the military's ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. Based on ...

Sudan protesters launch general strike after crackdown by military

World Jun 9, 2019

Sudan protesters launch general strike after crackdown by military

Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) had called on people to stay home starting Sunday, ...

Khartoum residents in 'state of terror' after bloody crackdown by military

World Jun 7, 2019

Khartoum residents in 'state of terror' after bloody crackdown by military

Fearful Sudanese hid indoors Thursday as heavily armed paramilitaries roamed the capital following a crackdown on protesters that authorities admitted had left dozens dead and prompted the African Union to suspend Khartoum. Members of the Rapid Support Forces, who rights groups say have their origins ...

Young Sudanese workers strike for 'civil rule'

World / Politics May 29, 2019

Young Sudanese workers strike for 'civil rule'

The chants grew louder as the army pickup passed. "Power to the civilians," the dozens of young Sudanese bankers cried outside their closed Khartoum branch, heeding a protest group's calls for a general strike. In unison, the young men and women called on the head ...

Sudan opposition pushes ahead with two-day strike

World / Social Issues May 28, 2019

Sudan opposition pushes ahead with two-day strike

Sudan's alliance of opposition and protest groups said on Monday that it will push ahead with a general two-day strike starting on Tuesday after talks with the ruling military council collapsed. Wagdy Saleh, speaking for the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) alliance, said ...

Sudan generals and protesters split on who will lead transition

World / Politics May 22, 2019

Sudan generals and protesters split on who will lead transition

Sudan's ruling generals and the protesters who drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month said Tuesday they remain divided over who will lead the country during its transition period despite progress in recent talks. The protesters, represented by the Forces for the Declaration of ...