Sudan protests - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sudan protests


Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition deal signed

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:50 AM

The deal formalizes the creation of a transition administration that will be guided by an 11-member sovereign council, comprised of 6 civilians and 5 military figures

TRANSITION DEAL. Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on August 17, 2019, to celebrate transition to civilian rule. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa/AFP

Sudan: From demonstrations to transition accord

Aug 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Sudanese protesters and army representatives are set to sign a transition deal, paving the way for a civilian-led government in Sudan. Here's a timeline of events leading up to that deal.

TRANSITION DEAL. Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on August 17, 2019, to celebrate transition to civilian rule. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa/AFP

Sudan protest group nominates ex-U.N. economist for PM – officials

Aug 15, 2019 - 11:21 PM

Former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok, who stepped down last year as deputy executive secretary of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa, is due to be formally selected on August 20

Sudan talks cancelled as army ruler condemns teenagers' killing

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Two protest leaders who are members of the protest movement's negotiating team say the dialogue with generals will not take place as planned

OUT IN THE STREETS. Sudanese students protest in the capital Khartoum on July 30, 2019, a day after teenagers were shot at a rally against shortages of bread and fuel in the town of al-Obeid, about 420 kilometers southwest of the capital. Photo by Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Sudan protesters agree to direct talks with ruling generals

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:22 PM

One of the conditions for the talks is to reach a decision 'within 72 hours'

DIRECT TALKS. Sudanese people gather as protests continue near the site of Sudan's military headquarters in central Khartoum on May 13, 2019. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

7 killed as mass demonstrations hit Sudan

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:11 AM

'For decades this country has been ruled by the military. It didn't work and it will not work,' says one protester

'MILLION-MAN MARCH'. A Sudanese protester with a covered face flashes the victory sign while marching with others in a mass demonstration against the country's ruling generals in the capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on June 30, 2019. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa / AFP

Sudan braces for mass protest as demonstrators fear violence

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The 'million-man' march comes at a time when Ethiopia and the African Union are mediating between the protesters and generals

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 22, 2019 A man poses for a "selfie" photo with a cell phone as he awaits the arrival of the deputy head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitaries, during a rally in the village of Abraq, about 60 kilometers northwest of Khartoum.  Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

60 dead in crackdown on Sudan protesters – doctors

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:22 PM

A previous toll given by the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors counts 40 dead since the bloody dispersal of a weeks-long sit-in outside army headquarters in Khartoum on Monday

CRACKING DOWN ON UNREST. Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans outside Khartoum's army headquarters on June 3, 2019 after security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in. Photo by Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

13 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:16 PM

The military council has denied multiple reports of their forces violently dispersing the sit-in in front of army headquarters

Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended

May 16, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The chief of Sudan's ruling military council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announces the talks have been suspended for 72 hours as security in Khartoum has deteriorated

SUDAN PROTESTS. Sudanese protesters are waving flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters after clashing with security forces in Khartoum on May 15, 2019. Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP

Tensions flare between Sudan military rulers, protesters

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:48 PM

Demonstrators reinforce their barricades outside the army headquarters in Khartoum after the two sides differed in talks Monday, April 29

TENSION. Sudanese protesters wave a national flag as they sit atop a makeshift barricade during a sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 30, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Sudan converge on army HQ for 'million-strong' protest

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:46 PM

The rally comes after Sudan's new military rulers and protest leaders agreed to set up a joint committee, to chart the way forward two weeks after the ouster of veteran president Omar al-Bashir

PROTEST. A Sudanese protester, draped in the national flag, stands on a hill overlooking fellow demonstrators as they gather for a "million-strong" march outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 25, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Sudan: Months of protests lead to the ousting of Bashir

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The uprising in Sudan started with protests in December over a hike in bread prices. Here's a timeline of events.

PROTESTS. Sudanese demonstrators gather in a street in central Khartoum on April 11, 2019, immediately after one of Africa's longest-serving presidents was toppled by the army. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Sudan protesters rally outside army HQ for 2nd day – witnesses

Apr 07, 2019 - 8:36 AM

(UPDATED) 'We won't leave this area until he steps down," a protester says, referring to President Omar al-Bashir

TEAR GAS. Sudanese protesters run for cover from tear gas canisters fired by police outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 6, 2019. Photo by AFP

Police fire tear gas as protesters rally in Sudan capital

Dec 31, 2018 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) Protesters urge Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to step down amid rising prices of bread and violent crackdown on opposition

RESIGN. President Omar al-Bashir is in hot water amid high prices of bread and increasing violence in protests. Photo from Shutterstock

Sudan journalists strike as more protests urged

Dec 27, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Sudanese Journalists' Network declares a 3-day strike against violence unleashed by authorities, joining other groups in protests brought by bread price hikes

STRIKE. Idris Suleiman, Sudan's ex-minister of international cooperation and political secretary of the Popular Congress Party, speaks during a press conference at the party's headquarters in the capital Khartoum on December 26, 2018. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Bloomberg reporter deported from Sudan

Jun 27, 2012 - 7:06 AM

A Bloomberg correspondent was deported after being detained in Sudan while trying to cover protests