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Sudan's Parliament Cuts State of Emergency to 6 Months

Sudan's parliament voted on Monday to shorten from one year to six months a state of emergency declared by President Omar al-Bashir last month in response to widespread protests. Parliament can, however, renew the measure. Bashir declared the nationwide state of emergency, the first since 1999, on Feb. 22 to try to quell demonstrations that have posed the most serious challenge to his three-decade rule. Parliament's deputy speaker Ahmed Attijani said some lawmakers...

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