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World 09 Jun 2019 | 10:55 PM

Civil disobedience campaign empties streets of Sudan's capital

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began on Sunday, while a 20-year-old man was shot dead in Omdurman, witnesses and opposition medics said.

World 19 May 2019 | 5:57 AM

Sudanese commander says democratic elections are his goal

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The deputy leader of Sudan's military council voiced his enthusiasm for democratic elections in front of an audience of tribal leaders and senior diplomats on Saturday, while seeking to deflect blame for violence in Khartoum this week.

Nation 05 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Press for more freedom

WORLD Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on 3 May, and with this year’s theme “Media for Democracy” – it is time to reflect on the hopes and challenges faced by the press in our region and particularly in Malaysia Baharu, where the Pakatan Harapan government promised more transparency, accountability and the repeal of oppressive laws which have previously silenced the press and dissenting views.

World 23 Apr 2019 | 8:48 PM

Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he turned to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a commander of widely feared Arab militias.

Nation 02 Mar 2016 | 8:42 AM

I did not know about armed intrusion, Sulu 'prince' tells court

KOTA KINABALU: Former self-styled Sulu sultan Esmail Kiram's son said he did not know in advance about the armed intrusion of Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu led by his uncle Agbimuddin Kiram.

Letters 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia's press not as free as we think

JAKARTA: The press in our former colony, the tiny Timor Leste, is much more free than ours; the new nation ranks number 57 together with Ghana and a notch above Thailand on a newly released list that ranks 167 countries.