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An uprising in Sudan threatens to dismantle three decades of authoritarian rule

FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS, PRESIDENT OMAR Hassan al-Bashir has ruled Sudan with an authoritarian zeal that ranks him among the world’s most notorious dictators, accused of severe human-rights abuses, corruption and economic incompetence. Sanctions

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