Calls rise for Bashir to resign
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”.