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    Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

    Agence-France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2019

    Sudan’s military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as activists warned of an attempt...

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    ‘Veteran’ soldier Burhan becomes Sudan’s new ruler

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 14, 2019

    General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the second officer to be sworn in as Sudan’s new military ruler in consecutive days, is a ‘veteran soldier’ largely unknown...

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    Sudan protesters demand civilian govt

    Reuters . Khartoum | Updated at 11:46am on April 12, 2019

    President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown in a military coup on Thursday, but protesters' jubilation was short-lived...

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    Sudan army topples president Bashir

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 06:41pm on April 11, 2019

    Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the army on Thursday, brought down by months of anti-government protests against his...

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    Sudan police orders forces not to intervene against protests

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    Sudan’’s police Tuesday ordered its forces to avoid intervening against protesters as three Western nations threw their weight behind demonstrators’ demands for a political transition...

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    Protests keep up pressure on Algeria regime

    Agence France-Presse . Algiers | Updated at 10:05pm on April 10, 2019

    Algerian demonstrators kept up protests Wednesday against the ruling elite despite a pledge from the interim head of state to hold ‘transparent’ presidential elections following...

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    7 protesters dead in Sudan demos dispersed since Saturday

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    Sudan’s interior minister said on Monday that seven protesters had died, including six in the state of Khartoum, when security forces dispersed anti-government demonstrations held...

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    Rwandans, ‘a family again’, 25 years after genocide: Kagame

    Agence France-Presse . Kigali | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    President Paul Kagame said Sunday that Rwandans had become a family again, 25 years after more than 800,000 people were slaughtered in a genocide that...

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    Thousands march against Mali violence

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 12:05am on April 07, 2019

    At least 30,000 people marched in Mali’s capital Bamako Friday in protest at a surge of violence in the centre of the country before police...

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    50 killed in clashes with bandits in Nigeria: Govt

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 11:16am on April 06, 2019

    At least 50 people were killed in clashes with bandits in northwest Nigeria, which has been riven by cattle rustling and kidnapping, the state government...

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