5 months Sudan forcibly closes Al Jazeera office Manilatimes |World
KHARTOUM: Sudanese authorities on Thursday (Friday in Manila) forcibly shut down news broadcaster Al Jazeera’s Khartoum office, as thousands of protesters gathered outside the country’s military headquarters to pressure the ruling generals to cede power. The sprawling military complex has become the focal point of the weeks-long protest movement, which is calling for the country’s Transitional Military Council to hand over power to civilians, following the ousting of longtime autocrat president Omar al-Bashir in April. Late Thursday, the Qatari television channel said its bureau was abruptly shut down and its journalists banned from reporting in the country with immediate effect, ... more