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    Pro-Regime Imam Attacked as Sudan Uprising Builds

    In a sign of increasing opposition to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, allied cleric Abdul Hai Yusuf was seen in an online video confronted in his mosque by chanting crowds demanding that he lead a march against the president. Three weeks of protests, sparked by rising bread and fuel prices, have resulted in at least 22 deaths. After Friday’s prayers, police fired tear gas against anti-regime demonstrators. If they achieve their demand of al-Bashir’s ouster, experts fear a chaos-inducing political vacuum will result in the already unstable North African nation.

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