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George Clooney's warning to South Sudan

"Global warming is increasing the desert, violence is driving people off the land – and they are moving millions of times," said the outspoken activist on Thursday to Nima Elbagir of CNN. "It does not interest you only because it is the right thing, what it is, but because it will eventually be something that we will deal with." A …

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Sudan Crisis: Activists achieve 'big win' over generals

Image copyright Getty Images Sudan's pro-democracy movement has achieved its biggest victory – getting the junta to agree to a civilian government. The Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) have hammered out a deal with the long-serving ruler Omar al-Bashir. They have agreed to a 39-month transitional period. During this time, Sudan's ultimate authority wants to be a sovereign council …

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Sudan has come one step closer to full democracy. There are big obstacles

The election of a fearsome commander at the signing table and the absence of women who played a crucial role in the protest movement show that there are still obstacles in the way of Sudan's road to full democracy. The agreement follows protests that overthrew 75-year-old dictator Omar al-Bashir and ended his 30-year reign over the country in northeastern Africa. …

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Sudan crisis: military and opposition agree on constitutional declaration

Image copyright AFP Image caption [19659005] Last month, after progress in splitting power, celebrations took place Sudan's ruling military council and main opposition coalition have agreed on a constitutional declaration that will pave the way for a new transitional period for the government. African Union mediator Mohamed Hassan Lebatt announced the announcement on early Saturday without further details Sudan has …

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Demonstrator in Sudan demand justice for army crackdown victims | News

Thousands of Sudanese people have protested in Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a sit-in outside the army headquarters that killed more than 100 people. Dubbed the "Justice First" marches, Saturday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which has been abolished military in April. [194559004] [194559004] The removal of …

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Sudan: Government Council thwarted coup attempt: state television | news

Sudan's ruling military council (TMC) defeated an attempted military coup and at least 16 officers were arrested reported state television on late Thursday . The development of "Army and National Intelligence and Security officers and servicemen, some of whom retired, attempted to carry out a coup," said General Jamal Omar of the TMC said in a live broadcast on state …

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Sudanese Military Council, Opposition Achieves Power Sharing Agreement | Sudan News

Sudan's ruling military council and opposition agreed on a common power in a transitional period before elections, an African Union mediator (AU) said Friday. Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, who had held talks in Khartoum over the past two days, agreed, "for a period of three or something to provide more sovereign advice through military-civilian rotation for more years ". This agreement …

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Protesters recover from the crackdown and race through the streets of Sudan

Tens of thousands of democracy-oriented demonstrators filled the streets of major Sudanese cities on Sunday with a defiant complaint from the generals whose violent crackdown had claimed dozens of lives earlier this month. Despite veiled threats of violence against General Mohamed Hamdan, the powerful paramilitary commander who led the crackdown on 3 June, demonstrators led the main streets of the …

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