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Sudan Celebrates 59th Independence Anniversary Thursday

A Sudanese opposition leader has criticized the lack of political and press freedoms in his country as Sudan celebrates its 59th independence anniversary Thursday. Hassan Osman Rizig, deputy president of the opposition Reform Now Movement party, said he is disappointed that President Omar al-Bashir did not announce the release of political detainees as a positive gesture toward national reconciliation. In his pre-independence day speech Wednesday, President Bashir announced that...

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