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Sudan swears in new Cabinet, first since al-Bashir ouster

Sudan's military dashed initial hopes of democracy when it seized power following the ouster of autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir in April. But a new Cabinet means representative rule remains within reach.

Sudan urges UN to withdraw all peacekeepers by June 2020

Sudan's UN Ambassador Omer Mohamed Siddig told the council it's time to shift from peacekeeping to peacebuilding in Darfur, and to end restrictions on the government's movement of arms and troops in and out of the region.

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Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

The long-awaited move came after more than four months of tortuous negotiations between the ruling military council and the pro-democracy movement following the army's removal of longtime autocratic president Omar al-Bashir in April.

Sudanese protesters sign power-sharing deal with military

Representatives initialed a constitutional document that would establish a joint military and civilian council to rule for a little over three years until elections can be held.

Sudan activists: Four shot dead amid marches against violence

The marches were held to demand justice for the killing of at least six people — including four students — by security forces during student protests in a central province Monday.

Dictator is gone, but the revolution isn’t over in Sudan

On June 3, paramilitary troops rampaged through the main protest area in Khartoum, shooting and looting. Dozens of people were killed, and several were raped. The protests were over. Now the soldiers had full control.

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Sudanese man shot dead during protest as sides wrangle over transition

The killing occurred with the military council and civilian opposition wrangling over final details of a power-sharing agreement ahead of elections after veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled in a coup following weeks of mass protests.

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

The demonstrations were the first since the ruling military council and civilian opposition agreed in principle to a power-sharing arrangement ahead of elections. The deal has yet to be finalised and signed.

Sudan's military rulers say coup attempt thwarted

The thwarted coup involved a number of retired officers, as well as officers still in service, Jamal Omar Ibrahim, the head of the Transitional Military Council's security committee, said on Sudanese TV.

Power-Sharing Deal in Sudan Took Shape at a Secret Meeting

Although the details are still being finalized, the agreement offers the people in one of Africa’s largest and most strategically important countries the fragile hope of a transition to democracy after 30 years of dictatorship under former President Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted in April.

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South Sudan becomes the youngest country

On this day in 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the youngest country in the world.

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