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Protests prompt calls for Sudanese leader to quit

Sudan's main opposition party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday called on President Omar al-Bashir to step down and sit with the opposition to agree on details of a transitional process to end the nation's crisis, a statement from his party said.
Protests in Sudan, initially over high bread prices, have taken place nearly every day since Dec. 19 and developed into the most sustained challenge that Bashir has faced. 
In December Bashir paid a visit to Syrian president Bashar Assad and voiced support for Syria’s “territorial integrity.” In power since 1989, Bashir has been accused of perpetrating genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region. 
A large amount of Sudanese migrated to Israel through its southern border during the period of unrest leading up to South Sudan’s independence in 2011.
The Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this article. 
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