Sudanese face acute shortages of bread, fuel and foreign currency | AFP

Ten months after the ouster of Omar al-Bashir, acute shortages of bread, fuel and foreign currency continue to hamper Sudan’s economic revival. Years of conflict in Darfur and other regions and the secession of South Sudan in 2011 left the country’s economy in a shambles — the key factor for nationwide protests against Bashir last year.

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Sudan: Bashir appears in court for a second hearing in Khartoum | AFP

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir appears in court for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his defence asked for his release on bail. IMAGES

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As political climate changes, Sudan plans women’s football league | AFP

Sudanese Tahadi women football team train in Khartoum in anticipation of Sudan’s first ever women’s club football league which will start next month. The championship, which will involve 18 clubs separated in three regions, would have seemed unlikely only a year ago when Islamist general Omar al-Bashir was still in power.

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Sudan swears in civilian-majority ruling council | AFP

Images released by the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) show the swearing in of all the members of the new sovereign council in Khartoum. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought down longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April.

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Corruption trial of Sudan’s deposed Omar al-Bashir begins | AFP

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir in court in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. Bashir admitted to receiving $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a Khartoum court.

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Sudan’s desert nomads untouched by Bashir’s downfall | AFP

Not far from Sudan’s capital Khartoum, the epicentre of an uprising that toppled autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, dozens of camel traders are oblivious to the country’s biggest political upheaval in decades.

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Sudan’s underground musicians turn defiant after uprising | AFP

Musicians create music at a studio in Khartoum after a surge of freedom took over Sudan’s underground music scene after the army ousted longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April following months of nationwide protests against his rule. From rap to afrobeat, musicians living in Sudan and overseas have composed tunes punctuated by some of the protest movement’s most popular slogans.

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Sudan’s Bashir appears before prosecutor | AFP

Fallen Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is seen in public for the first time since being ousted, as he is driven in an armed convoy to the prosecutor’s office. IMAGES

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Sudanese take part in second day of general strike in Khartoum at night | AFP

Sudanese demonstrators gather at night as thousands of workers are carrying out a national strike for a second day across the country. The two-day strike aims to pressure the military council that took power after ousting longtime president Omar al-Bashir in April to hand over to civilian rule. IMAGES

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Sudan Is Holding Sit-Ins In Hopes Of Removing Military From Power (HBO)

Omar Ismail sang a revolutionary song as he frisked people before letting them pass a barricade of bricks and twisted metal in the capital city of Khartoum last week. It was past 10 o’clock at night, but people still streamed toward the massive sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters, where thousands of protesters calling for a new government have been camped since April 6.

Ismail confiscated any potential weapons and checked identification cards. If any government officials aligned with the previous regime of President Omar al-Bashir, security forces, or members of Islamist student groups tried to enter, he would arrest them, he said.

“The law here is our law,” said Ismail, 21, who before the revolution studied software engineering at a local university. “The law here is freedom.”

The sit-in, a sprawling collection of tents, stages, kitchens, and checkpoints that stretches for nearly a mile on the streets of Khartoum, has become the heart of an unprecedented uprising seeking to remake one of the world’s most oppressed countries.

What started in December as a bread riot in a small industrial town outside Khartoum, snowballed into a nationwide movement — and one of the world’s largest and most impressive nonviolent mass actions in recent memory. It reached its zenith on April 11, when Sudan’s Islamist dictator, Omar al-Bashir, failed to break up the sit-in and was forced from power in a military coup. Al-Bashir had ruled Sudan since seizing power in 1989, and his reign was marked by civil war, accusations of genocide in the country’s Darfur region, a collapsed economy, and the secession of the nation’s southern half.

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Who is behind the coup in Sudan? What’s in common between Bashir, Gaddafi and Saleh?

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for over 30 consecutive years, has been ousted from power after deadly clashes between protesters and security forces reached a climax this week.

Al-Bashir was on Thursday overthrown in a coup by the armed forces, which say a two-year period of military rule will be followed by elections.

Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said in a televised address that Bashir, 75, was under arrest in a ‘safe place’ and a military council was now running the country.



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