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Sudan - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (22.01.19)

Q - In Sudan, demonstrations have been increasing throughout the country since December 19. The security forces have killed several dozen people and arrested a large number of demonstrators and journalists. Egypt – Sudan’s neighbor and France’s strategic partner - has declared its support for Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Do you also support the continuation in office of the current president, who is running for a third term, while the Constitution bars the same individual from serving more than two (…)

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The Security Council welcomed on February 9 in New York the announcement of the results of the referendum on self-determination of southern Sudan, a major step in the comprehensive peace agreement of 2005. France has encouraged the continuation of the mediation panel of the African Union and urged the Sudanese parties to continue discussions on post-referendum arrangements in the same constructive spirit.

Updated on 17.02.11