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Sudan: President Declares State of Emergency Amid Ongoing Protests

HeadlineFeb 25, 2019

In Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir declared a 1-year, countrywide state of emergency Friday, after over two months of widespread anti-government protests calling for his resignation. He also dissolved central and state governments. Rights groups say more than 50 people have been killed by Sudanese security forces since the protests started. The government has also been accused of jailing hundreds of activists, opponents and critics of al-Bashir, and of shutting down press outlets and barring foreign reporters from covering the uprising. Protests continued through the weekend, defying the president’s order.

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