Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir will visit Qatar, state media in the Gulf state said Monday, in what would be his first trip abroad since widespread protests began against his rule.
DOHA, Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir will visit Qatar, state media in the Gulf state said Monday, in what would be his first trip abroad since widespread protests began against his rule.
The protests, which quickly turned into nationwide demonstrations calling for an end to President Omar Al Bashir's three decades of rule, have left 26 people dead so far, according to officials.
Protests began in Sudan last month over the economic situation in the country but are now focused on removing long-time President Omar Al Bashir from office.
Protesters have called for an end to President Omar Al Bashir’s three-decade rule, blaming him for the country’s worsening economic crisis.
Omar Al Bashir has ruled Sudan for almost 30 years.
Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader — President Omar Al Bashir — and win freedoms and human rights.
KHARTOUM, Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who tried to march on parliament Sunday, as President Omar Al Bashir insisted demonstrators who died in anti-government rallies were not killed by security forces.
Sudanese police clashed with demonstrators in and around the capital Khartoum on Sunday, after they deployed in large numbers in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar Al Bashir to step down, activists said.
Security forces have fired tear gas at demonstrators in Sudan, as protests against President Omar Al Bashir enter their second month.