Sudan gripped again by a day of anti-al-Bashir protests

  • In this handout photo from Qatar News Agency, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, center left, meets with with Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Doha Qatar, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Sudan’s embattled president is in Qatar looking for support amid weekslong protests against his 29-year rule in the African nation. The two men are expected to discuss possible aid to Sudan, which is suffering from deep economic problems that sparked the protests. (Qatar News Agency via AP)

CAIRO — Thousands of people were out on the streets Thursday at several locations in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, calling on the country’s longtime ruler to step down, according to videos circulating online. Activists said at least two protesters were killed and seven injured.