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    This morning the protests that have been taking place in Sudan since December 2018 have culminated in the apparent deposition of al Bashir as president.
    The streets in Khartoum are filled with jubilanty protesters as we are awaiting an imminent announcement by the armed forces.

    During the past week, the protesters have protested outside the Armed Forces complex and presidential palace. The National Intelligence and Security Service (who are al Bashir loyalists) have tried to disperse them, but the army has stopped NISS from doing this.

    Be careful if you are travelling through Sudan, especially Khartoum. Most expats have been asked to stay at home during this time.

    Feel free to PM me for more info.

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    Goodmorning

    As you maybe aware developments are taking place in Sudan this morning, as the army isreported to have taken over the government after the protests that took placeoutside the Military Head Quarters this week . We are still waiting for theofficial announcement in this regard. We would kindly request you to restrictyour movements and to keep safe. Our government in South Africa is aware of thesituation and we will keep you updated on any plans or information that may be forth coming. The situation remains an unknown, so all of you please dotake care.

    Kindregards
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    Mobile: + 249 99 0001 099
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    Hopefully somebody will now put him up against a wall and do the necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Hopefully somebody will now put him up against a wall and do the necessary.
    Nah, he's probably been offered asylum here in sunny SA..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Nah, he's probably been offered asylum here in sunny SA..
    ...to look after Ghaddafi's millions at Nkandla
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Nah, he's probably been offered asylum here in sunny SA..
    He and Zoompie can go live in Swaziland off Gadhafi's stolen money...............
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    Unconfirmed reports are that he's gone to Saudi...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    He and Zoompie can go live in Swaziland off Gadhafi's stolen money...............
    Now that's an idea, those are some deserving bedfellows..

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    Now Sudan can be restored to a safe destination for independant travelers, not that self-drivers were ever reported to be involved in the troubles.

    Sudan had the friendliest and most hospitable people of our entire eastern route African trip. It was also by far the safest and most inviting place to wild camp in the desert. Now it only remains for Ethiopia to clean up its act, although folk appear to be quite happily exploring it.
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    It's pretty exciting to see the change of leadership in Sudan and also Algeria. But... this has not always gone so smoothly in other North African countries, so I have my fingers crossed for the Sudanese and Algerians that this works out for the better in the near future. It would be fantastic for both those countries to become more traveler friendly, but I suspect it will take some time for things to shake out, particularly in Algeria.

    Exciting times!

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    This was sent to me via social media from inside the protesters sit-in:

    "Just to give those of you outside the country an idea of the atmosphere on the ground:

    Sudan now: Governing without a government

    As you walk into the area of Khartoum now completely controlled by the young ‘revolutionaries’ down town, you see the difference.

    Street outside: full of rubbish with plastic bags strewn across the roads.

    Street inside: clean of rubbish – bags to put your garbage placed strategically around and young men with long hair and skinny jeans roaming around, picking up trash and encouraging others to help.

    Overnight as the crowds thin out, they wash the roads in teams.

    People arranging prayer areas and ensuring privacy to do so.

    Volunteers organising checkpoints every few metres to ensure no one gets through with weapons. Women search women and men search men.

    “We apologise for the search brothers and sisters. This is for your own safety and your brother’s safety” is the refrain repeated to anyone moving through.

    A pharmacy run by young volunteer pharmacists to dispense medication to those who need it. Medicine provided by companies and individuals for free.

    Two blood donation trucks to ensure those injured in the protests obtain the blood they need.

    People collecting cash contributions and bags of money left at the side of the road for anyone to take if they need money to get home.

    Shifts organised – the ‘day revolutionaries’ go home at night after the ‘night revolutionaries’ arrive to take over.

    Tents set up and run by volunteers to arrange cash, water and food donations.

    Traditional Sudanese hospitality not forgotten – anyone visiting MUST drink tea or water.

    No cars allowed in unless you’re bringing donations – water, drinks, food. No exceptions or ‘mujamala’ even for foreign diplomats - the U.S. Charge D’Affaires was stopped outside when he came to visit.

    Street children being fed and looked after – included in this new society.

    Group parties on every corner singing nationalist Sudanese songs and performing traditional dances.

    Security? Taken care of. Makeshift blockades of bricks and borrowed razor wire block the roads to stop any attacks at night after a few failed but violent attempts to forcibly disperse the sit-in.

    Missing the football? Supporters sent a huge screen to watch the last big Barcelona match.

    The roads in Sudan are normally chaotic and, during a black out, the traffic police (if they appear), can hinder more than they help.
    But the roads leading to the army HQ have been taken over by the people who are happily directing huge volumes of traffic and hundreds of parked cars

    Children are given flags and biscuits, carried on shoulders so they can see above the throngs of people. Birthday parties, weddings – you name it, it’s happening right there in the street.

    Christian Sudanese Coptics holding fabric shades over the heads of their Muslim brothers while they pray under the hot sun.

    Without any ‘leaders’ whatsoever, these young Sudanese managed to effectively run this sit-in, this mini ‘state’ within the capital, and do so politely, without infighting, ego or provocation.

    Instead humour, cooperation, unity and solidarity are the order of the day.

    The Sudanese people have a long and proud history of peaceful change.

    Stay proud."
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    I wonder if the ANC will realise that they will always be on the wrong side of history on this one, nah who am I kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat View Post
    I wonder if the ANC will realise that they will always be on the wrong side of history on this one, nah who am I kidding
    They don't care! It is all about the money, not the people or the legacy!

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