Sudan protesters reach army HQ for first time: witnesses
Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators marched in Khartoum Saturday, many reaching the army headquarters for the first time since deadly protests against President Omar al-Bashir erupted last year, witnesses said. Chanting "One Army, One People," the protesters rallied in the capital's streets, following a call by organisers to march on the army headquarters, located near the residence of Mr Bashir. In a separate demonstration, protesters also reached the army building of the central town of Madani, witnesses told AFP by telephone. The crowds chanted the catchcry of the movement "peace, justice, freedom," as they marched through the streets of Khartoum and reached the army building, which is also the defence ministry, according to onlookers. Protests have rocked the east African country since December, with angry crowds accusing Bashir's government of mismanaging the economy that has led to soaring food prices and regular shortages of fuel and foreign currency.