Monday, September 30, 2013

Amid Media Blackout Anti-Government Protests Spread In Sudan

Khartoum Under Threat from Protests, Observers Say -- Voice of America

NAIROBI — Over the past week, Sudan has seen its most serious protests in almost three decades. Demonstrations over rising prices after the government decided to lift fuel subsidies have mutated into riots, and dozens of people have died. The streets have calmed, but analysts say that this could be a turning point for the ruling party and longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

The protests started a week ago in one town, but quickly spread to others and the capital, Khartoum, where protesters torched vehicles, gas stations, police buildings and hurled stones at security forces.

The protests are seen as the greatest challenge to Bashir’s rule since he came to power in a 1989 military coup.

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More News On The Growing Protests In Sudan

Sudan defends crackdown as protests enter second week -- AFP
Sudanese protesters call on President Omar al-Bashir to resign -- The Independent
Sudan: Protests Across Sudan -- allAfrica
Tear gas fired at Sudan protest -- Al Jazeera
Sudan Blacks Out Internet to Hide Brutal Suppression of Protests -- allAfrica
Amid heavy media blackout, Sudanese protesters resort to smartphones to defy authorities' ban -- FOX News/AP
Sudan arrests 700 people in week of deadly anti-government unrest -- Reuters
Minister: photos of Sudan protest victims faked -- Al Arabiya

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