Calls rise for Bashir to re­sign

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Khar­toum – A group or­gan­is­ing anti-gov­ern­ment protests across Su­dan yes­ter­day vowed to stage new demon­stra­tions in the war-torn re­gion of Dar­fur.

Protests that erupted in the prov­inces on De­cem­ber 19 af­ter the gov­ern­ment tripled the price of bread have es­ca­lated into na­tion­wide anti-gov­ern­ment ral­lies, with demon­stra­tors call­ing for Pres­i­dent Omar al-Bashir to re­sign. Au­thor­i­ties say at least 24 peo­ple have died while Hu­man Rights Watch has put the death toll at 40 – in­clud­ing chil­dren and med­i­cal staff. Yes­ter­day, protest or­gan­is­ers called for demon­stra­tions in Khar­toum and other towns, in­clud­ing Madani, Kosti and Don­gola as part of what they have called a “Week of Up­ris­ing”.

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