Political Unrest
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Journalist killed in Northern Ireland riots

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/19/19, 11:47 am

Police in Northern Ireland on Friday said the New IRA was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight riots in Londonderry. Journalist and author Lyra McKee died after being shot in the Creggan area, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. “We believe this to be a terrorist act,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said. “We believe it has been carried out by violent dissident republicans.” A gunman fired a number of shots at police during Thursday evening’s unrest, according to Hamilton.

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Sudan sends ousted president to prison

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/18/19, 11:00 am

The Sudanese military leadership on Tuesday sent ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a high-security prison in the capital as protesters continued to demand a civilian government. Al-Bashir held power for nearly three decades before a military coup removed him from office last week. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and genocide in Darfur. Officials said the military moved al-Bashir to Koper Prison in Khartoum, where his regime held thousands of political prisoners.

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Sudan military offers compromise after coup

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/15/19, 10:53 am

The governing interim military council of Sudan on Sunday said it would name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet after weekend meetings between the army and the leaders of the protest that led to last week’s coup d’état. The country’s military on Thursday deposed President Omar al-Bashir after four months of organized anti-government protests. Al-Bashir held power for nearly three decades. Defense Minister Awad Ibn Ouf announced a transitional military council would rule the country for no more than two years and declared a state of emergency.

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