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Tensions spread in Sudan as tribal clashes rage on

Tensions spread in Sudan as tribal clashes rage on

THE death toll from tribal clashes triggered by land disputes in southeastern Sudan's Blue Nile State has risen to at least 64, medical sources said on Monday, with the long-festering tensions spreading into some other states. A curfew was imposed in two major towns of Blue Nile State and security forces were deployed following fighting between the Hausa and Funj tribes that began last week. Medical sources in the state capital Damazine said that at least 64 people had been killed and hundreds injured, amid a severe shortage in emergency medical supplies. In the city of Roseires, also in Blue…
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Roads in Sudan’s capital barricaded as strike against protest deaths starts

Roads in Sudan’s capital barricaded as strike against protest deaths starts

PROTESTERS erected barricades across roads in Sudan's capital Khartoum and some shops and offices were shut as a two-day general strike and civil disobedience campaign began in response to demonstrators' deaths. Neighbourhood resistance committees and political parties called the strike after seven people were killed in Khartoum on Monday in one of the deadliest days to date in a series of demonstrations against a military takeover on October 25. Protesters are demanding the military, which had been sharing power with civilian groups before the coup, quit politics completely. "It is our duty to resist them until we are victorious or…
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Thousands protest in Sudan in call for faster reform

Thousands protest in Sudan in call for faster reform

THOUSANDS of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman, demanding an acceleration of reforms on the second anniversary of the start of an uprising that ousted Omar al-Bashir. The veteran leader was deposed by the military in April 2019 after months of mass protests against poor economic conditions and Bashir's autocratic, three-decade rule. Many Sudanese are unhappy with what they see as the slow or even negligible pace of change under the transitional government that has struggled to fix an economy in crisis. The government was formed under a three-year power sharing…
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