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Gang rape of young woman leads to fresh protests in Sudan

Gang rape of young woman leads to fresh protests in Sudan

PROTESTERS marched in Khartoum and other cities, one day after a Sudanese government official said security forces had gang-raped a young woman. Rallies in Khartoum and several other cities were called after reports of the assault emerged late on Monday. One flyer read: "Wars are not fought on women's bodies." Sudan has been rocked for months by protests rejecting an October 25 military coup, organised by neighbourhood-based resistance committees. Protesters in the capital on Tuesday faced heavy tear gas and stun grenades as they marched towards the country's presidential palace, a Reuters reporter said. Among them were many young women…
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Sudan, rebel group sign agreement

Sudan, rebel group sign agreement

DENIS DUMO THE Sudanese government and a major rebel group from its southern Nuba Mountains on Sunday signed a document that paves the way for a final peace agreement by guaranteeing freedom of worship to all while separating religion and the state. The signing is viewed as a crucial step in efforts by the power-sharing government headed by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to reach accords with rebel groups across the country and end decades of conflicts that left millions displaced and hundreds of thousands dead. Last year Sudan signed a peace agreement with many groups, including from the Western region…
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