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September 25 - 2019 DABANGA SUDAN
Statue of Abdelazim Abubakr is unveiled in Omdurman, on the street where he was killed during demonstrations against the former regime, with mixed response on 20 September 2019 (RD)
Statue of Abdelazim Abubakr is unveiled in Omdurman, on the street where he was killed during demonstrations against the former regime, with mixed response on 20 September 2019 (RD)

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

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Sudan for justice

September 20 - 2019 KHARTOUM Tens of thousands of demonstrators held rallies yesterday in Khartoum and several other cities, including Wad Madani and Port Sudan, under the slogan "Accountability and put the members of the former regime on trial".

The demonstrators chanted slogans including "O Council, no immunity, gallows or cell". The demonstrators also carried pictures of leading members of the former regime, demanding they will be put on trial.

The demonstrators submitted a memorandum to the Minister of Justice Nasreldin Abdelbari demanding the appointment of Abdelgadir Mohamed Ahmed as Chief Justice and Mohamed El Hafiz as Attorney General. They also demanded the formation of a commission of inquiry into the massacre at the break-up of the sit-in in front of the army command on June 3. The moment that this commission should be formed, as agreed upon in the Constitutional Document, is coming near, the memorandum says.

Following the protests, Sudanese Prime minister, Abdallah Hamdouk, formed an investigation commission into the dismantling of the sit-in in front of the Military Head Quarters on September 22.

Seven members were chosen to be part of the comission, including a Supreme Court Judge, representatives of the respective Ministries of Justice, Defence, and Interior Affairs, an independent individual, and two independent lawyers.

Demonstrators at sit-in at gold mining company demand dismissal of governor

September 20 - 2019 TALODI / KADEER / KALOGI The sit-in of Talodi and Kalogi residents in South Kordofan entered its 17th day yesterday. The protestors demand that the gold exploration companies stop working, as instructed by the South Kordofan governor last week. The use of cyanide by the mining companies has been proven harmful to humans, animals and the environment.

The protesters have said that they will not disband their sit-in until the gold exploration companies are dismantled and removed from the areas of Talodi, Kalogi, Abu Jubeiha, and Terter once and for all.

Talodi, Kadeer and Kalogi witnessed mass demonstrations on Wednesday, demanding the dismissal of the acting state governor because of his incapability and his identification with the remnants and leaders of the former regime. According to the demonstrators this has resulted in not protecting the people against the toxic materials that the mining companies use when extracting gold from ore.

On September 11, the acting governor ordered that all gold mining companies must stop working and that all their machineries and buildings will be seized until further notice. So far, this has not been implemented.

More news from Radio Dabanga:

Minister of Finance: Sanctions will not be lifted within a year
September 24 - 2019 KHARTOUM Ibrahim El Badawi announced that it is not possible that the economic sanctions against Sudan will be lifted within a year...

Solidarity marches for Darfur across country
September 24 - 2019 KHARTOUM / NYALA / EL FASHER Thousands of Sudanese students and others took part in a rallies in Khartoum, Omdurman...

Protests against gold mining in Sudan's Northern State continue
September 24 - 2019 SAWARDA The sit-in protesting the international mining company in the area of Sawarda in Northern state entered its second day...
Darfur displaced seek to participate in negotiations with armed movements
September 24 - 2019 DARFUR The General Coordination of Darfur Displaced People and Refugees warned the transitional government not to use the issue...

New cases of cholera in Blue Nile and Sennar
September 24 - 2019 KHARTOUM The daily report of the Ministry of Health on the cholera epidemic shows that 167 people have contracted the disease up...

June 3 Khartoum massacre: Investigation commission formed

September 23 - 2019 KHARTOUM Sudanese Prime minister, Abdallah Hamdouk, has formed an investigation commission into the dismantling...

Former revenue chief and son arrested for corruption

September 22 - 2019 KHARTOUM The former head revenue official in Sudan’s Presidential Palace and his son have been arrested and charged with...

Lieutenant shot dead by armed herdsmen in South Darfur

September 20 - 2019 EIDAN / GIREIDA An army lieutenant was shot dead, two policemen were wounded, and one person went missing in a clash...

Thousands of Sudanese march in El Gedaref for removal of governor

September 20 - 2019 EL GEDAREF Thousands of people marched in El Gedaref on Thursday for the third consecutive day. They demanded...

UN Secretary-General calls for Sudan to be removed from US terror list

September 19 - 2019 NEW YORK António Guterres encouraged the international community for support and added his voice to calls to remove it...

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