♦ This week’s news in brief ♦

A compact weekly digest of Dabanga Sudan’s news highlights from Darfur and Sudan

Protestors sit-in outside the Army Headquarters in Khartoum, calling for the Transitional Military Council to hand over power to a civilian council (File photo).

A compact weekly digest of Dabanga Sudan's news highlights from Darfur and Sudan


♦ Sudanese authorities seize Al Bashir cash stash

April 19 – 2019 KHARTOUM Sudanese authorities confirm that a substantial amount of cash has been seized during a search of deposed President Omar Al Bashir’s residence in Khartoum yesterday. The cash has reportedly been safely deposited in the treasury of the Bank of Sudan and Al Bashir might face prosecution.

In a statement, the Senior Public Prosecutor Mutasim Mahmoud announced the seizure of $351 million, €6,7 million, £5.2 million, and SDG 5 billion ($105 million*) at the residence of deposed President Omar Al Bashir. Mahmoud confirmed that the cash is secure within the vaults of the Bank of Sudan, and that charges will be investigated against former president Al Bashir under the foreign exchange law and money laundering. Some of the cash found was shown to reporters. It had been packed in sacks designed for 50kg of maize meal.

On April 11, Al Bashir was ousted by a military coup, that, after initial jockeying for power within the military, resulted in the current Transitional Military Council (TMC). According the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA), the Chairman of the TMC, Lt Gen Abdelfattah Burhan, announced that lists of the wanted leading figures of the former regime have been prepared and distributed at the airports, entrances, and exits to the country.

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♦ 14 dead as South Darfur displaced clash in Kalma camp

April 17 2019 NYALA Clashes within Kalma camp for the displaced, near the South Darfur capital Nyala, on Sunday have left 14 people dead, the acting governor of South Darfur, Maj Gen Hashim Khalid, has confirmed. The clashes erupted between two groups of displaced people within the camp.In a statement to the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) Khalid said he held a meeting with the UN-AU peacekeeping mission Unamid on Tuesday, aimed at putting an end to the disturbances in the camp and discussing the need to provide security for the displaced in Kalma camp.

He explained that his government asked Unamid to set another date for a final decision-making meeting on the camp this week.The governor said that he asked the mission to continue to collect weapons in the state. “The next target should be Kalma so that the camp will be for the displaced only, secure and stable.”


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Sheikh Younis: ‘Sudan must remove all traces of Al Bashir regime’

April 21 – 2019 KHARTOUM Sheikh Matar Younis, a well-known Central Darfuri Muslim cleric and activist, has reaffirmed that reforming Sudan and achieving justice would only by …

El Tayyar editor: ‘Al Bashir ordered massacre before coup'
April 21 – 2019 KHARTOUM According to a senior Sudanese journalist, on the day before he was overthrown by a military coup, ousted President Omar Al Bashir …

Sudan Military Council ‘remnant of old regime’: Protest leaders
April 21 – 2019 KHARTOUM The leaders of Sudan’s popular uprising, the signatories to the Declaration of Freedom and Change, a broad coalition of opposition parties including …

Sudan uprising: ‘March of the Millions’ countrywide
April 19 – 2019 KHARTOUM / EL OBEID / EL FASHER / EL GENEINA / NYALA / ED DAEIN / EL GEDAREF / PORT SUDAN / EL GEZIRA / SENNAR Over the last two days, hundreds of thousands again took to the streets in support of the sit-ins in Khartoum and various cities …

US calls on Sudan’s military council for transition to civilian govt
April 19 – 2019 WASHINGTON The US Department of State has called on Sudan’s Transitional Military Council to show restraint, avoid conflict, and remain committed to the …

Demonstrators injured by live fire in North Darfur
April 22 – 2019 NORTH DARFUR In a statement on Sunday, the Sudanese Doctors' Central Committee announced that members of the National Intelligence and Security Service …

Released Darfur lawyer tells of NISS torture
April 19 – 2019 NYALA / KHARTOUM Darfur lawyer Salah Adam has claimed that he was subjected to torture in the cells of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in …

Flying the flag for Sudan – what flag is that?
April 19 – 2019 SUDAN Readers who have been following the ongoing photo and video coverage of the 2018-2019 Sudan protests by Radio Dabanga might have observed …

Sudan’s Forces for Change present vision for civilian govt to military council
April 18 – 2019 KHARTOUM The signatories to the Declaration of Freedom and Change, a broad coalition of opposition parties including the Sudanese Professionals Association, a major force …

No EU recognition for Sudan’s Military Council – Strasbourg calls for quick transition to civilian govt
April 17 – 2019 STRASBOURG The European Union will not recognise the transitional military council in Sudan, and calls for a speedy transition to a civilian government, in accordance with …


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