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  • Polls close in Sudan's presidential, legislative elections

    Polls have closed in Sudan's presidential and legislative elections, with President Omar al-Bashir expected to extend his 25-year rule following an opposition boycott of the vote.
  • In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

    During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its...

    Sudan extends presidential poll by 1 day amid low turnout

    Sudan extended voting another day in its presidential and legislative election Wednesday as campaigners went door to door to seek voters amid a low turnout that saw poll workers eating and praying to pass the time. While state media trumpeted a...

    Low turnout in Sudan vote set to extend al-Bashir's rule

    Only a trickle of voters, some in uniform, showed up at a polling station in Sudan on Monday as the country took part in an election that will almost certainly extend the 25-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting head of state...

    Sudan leader set to extend chaotic rule in lackluster vote

    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges, is expected to win a landslide victory in elections this week, extending a 25-year reign in which the country has endured multiple insurgencies and the secession...