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Sudan protesters suspend talks with military leadership

Sudan protesters suspend talks with military leadership

The military seized power earlier this month from President Omar al-Bashir. Protesters campaigning for a return to civilian rule have called off talks with the interim leaders, urging supporters to step up their rallies.
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