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Sudanese professional groups hold rallies across country

Jan 17, 2019 - Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - Professional and opposition groups protested Thursday in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where demonstrators braved tear gas and live fire as they marched toward the presidential palace to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down, activists said.

The protests are part of a wave of discontent over a failing economy that has transformed into demands for the resignation of the autocratic al-Bashir, an Islamist who has run the country for nearly 30 years but brou...