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Sudan Journalists Strike as More Protests Urged

A network of Sudanese journalists went on strike Thursday in the wake of deadly protests sparked by a hike in bread prices, while opposition groups called for further rallies.

Angry crowds have taken to the streets in the capital Khartoum and several other cities since December 19, leading to a crackdown by security forces in which a disputed number of protesters have been killed.

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Egypt Foreign Minister, Spy Chief Visit Protest-Hit Sudan

Egypt's foreign minister and intelligence chief headed Thursday to Sudan for talks with government officials facing deadly protests and calls for President Omar al-Bashir to step down over price hikes.

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Sudan's Protests Point to Weaknesses in Bashir's Rule

Sudan's Omar Bashir fended off a march by opponents on his presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, unleashing his security forces in hopes of putting an end to an Arab Spring-style uprising. But nearly a week of protests has pointed to the weaknesses threatening his 29-year hold on power.

Despite the heavy hand of police, who have reportedly killed at least 37 protesters, Bashir's response has been feeble. He left the capital ahead of Tuesday's march on his palace, and he has been fumbling and vague in addressing the economic crisis that prompted the outburst of anger.

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Rights Group Documents Fresh S.Sudan 'War Crimes'

A rights group on Wednesday accused the government of South Sudan and its allied militias of carrying out "war crimes" of "staggering brutality" during an offensive earlier this year.

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Bashir Appoints New PM as Cabinet Sacked

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir Sunday sacked the country's 31-member cabinet and appointed a new prime minister who will form a smaller government to tackle a growing economic crisis in the African country.

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Sudan Devalues Pound to 30 against U.S. Dollar

Sudan's central bank Sunday announced it will devalue the local currency to 30 Sudanese pounds against the U.S. dollar, the second such move in weeks amid soaring inflation.

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South Sudan President Sacks Controversial Army Chief

South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his powerful, hardline army chief Paul Malong on Tuesday, a government spokesman said.

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Sudan's First PM since 1989 Coup Takes Oath

A former army general and top aide to President Omar al-Bashir was sworn in Thursday as Sudan's first prime minister since the post was scrapped in a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

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U.N. Security Council Rejects Proposed Arms Embargo on South Sudan

The U.N. Security Council on Friday rejected a U.S.-drafted resolution on imposing an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan, now in its fourth year of war.

The measure garnered only seven votes in favor in the 15-member council, while eight countries including Russia, China and Japan abstained. 

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Cash Crunch Closing WHO Clinics in Sudan War Zones

Dozens of health facilities supported by the World Health Organization in strife-torn areas of Sudan risk closure due to a lack of funds, exposing one million people to likely epidemics.

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