Tag: Omar al-Bashir

May 1, 2019

Sudan’s Protest Icon Alaa Salah ...

Sudanese student Alaa Salah became a symbol of the country’s uprising against former President Omar al-Bashir after a photo and video of her emerged-on April 10. In the images, Salah is standing on a car in a white, traditional dress, chanting with protesters. But while Salah’s image brought attention to Sudan’s demonstrations, and the front-line role of women, some, including Salah herself, say she has been inflated as an icon of the revolution

April 30, 2019

Sudan Protest Artists Paint 3-Kilom...

As talks between Sudan’s protesters and the military make slow progress on the issue of civilian rule, one group is creating a colorful push to the process. A group of protester-artists is painting a three kilometer long banner that tells the story Sudan’s ongoing revolution

April 14, 2019

Sudanese Protesters Demand ‘I...

The political parties and movements behind the four months of protests said in a joint statement late Saturday that they will remain in the streets until their demands are met. They said the handover to civilian rule would be the “first step toward the fall of the regime.”

April 12, 2019

UN Rights Chief Urges Respect for H...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is urging Sudan’s new rulers to uphold the constitution and take heed of human rights as they try to move the country forward after the toppling of president Omar al-Bashir

Sudan Faces a Future Without al-Bas...

Observers are now closely watching the rank-and-file soldiers to see if they will continue to side with protesters or begin cracking down on the gatherings, at the urging of the new regime

April 9, 2019

Sudan Protests Challenging Al-Bashi...

Sudan’s months-long anti-government protests reached a new stage over the weekend when tens of thousands of people marked a 1985 military coup with a sit-in at army headquarters. As the protestors called for President Omar al-Bashir step down from his three decades in power, troops unexpectedly confronted government security forces who were trying to break up the protest

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