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Not far from Sudan's capital Khartoum, the epicentre of an uprising that toppled autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, dozens of camel traders are oblivious to the country's biggest political upheaval in decades.
Troops deployed Sunday in Sudan's capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country's ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new crackdown on demonstrators.
Sudanese security forces have arrested two prominent rebels and an opposition leader, a day after they met the Ethiopian premier during his reconciliation mission to Khartoum, their aides have said.
The sit-in protest outside army headquarters in the Sudanese capital, dispersed on Monday, began in April and stayed put even after president Omar al-Bashir's ouster.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says two years of potential military rule in Sudan "is not the answer" for "real change" in the country.
Sudanese security forces are deploying in large numbers in Khartoum and the capital's twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, according to activists and video clips circulating online.
Thousands of protesters chanting "revolution is the people's choice" have taken took to the streets in Khartoum to call on longtime leader Omar al-Bashir to step down, the latest in nearly three weeks of anti-government demonstrations.
Sudan's largest opposition groups are calling for a fresh wave of protests against longtime autocrat President Omar al-Bashir, with a series of demonstrations starting this week.
A nationwide "sit-at-home" strike called by Sudanese opposition activists in protest at price hikes has failed as buses ferried workers to offices and schools remained open.
Women were a driving force during months of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule but they claim they were beaten and abused in the process.
Protest camp in Khartoum may be gone, but it'll always be the place that brought together people who dared to think of a different Sudan.
Sudan's protest movement has called for fresh rallies and rejected the military rulers' election plan after nearly 40 people were killed in what demonstrators called a "bloody massacre" by security forces.
The US has pressed Sudan's military leader to reach an agreement with protesters, who have threatened a disobedience campaign unless there is a transfer to civilian rule.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday has extended ceasefires in two conflict-hit states, official media reports, where protest leaders have pushed for anti-government rallies.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has blamed conspirators for violence during deadly anti-government protests, as an impoverished town held a "martyrs' rally" to honour those killed.
More than 800 protesters have been arrested in anti-government demonstrations held across Sudan since last month, a minister says, as hundreds gathered at a rally backing President Omar al-Bashir.
Video clips posted online show police in Sudan using tear gas and firing in the air to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on Sudan's presidential palace
Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir has vowed to defeat anti-government protesters, saying his regime will not be overthrown by activists on "keyboards and WhatsApp".
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