'Change in people's hearts': anti-Bashir protests put Sudan at a crossroads

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With the country in crisis and public discontent mounting, the endgame may finally be nearing for Omar al-Bashir

Surrounded by brown hills close to the Ethiopian border, the town of El-Gadarif is an unremarkable place. A centre for the trade in sorghum and sesame, it is dominated by its huge Russian-built grain silos.

Four weeks ago, however, the eastern Sudanese town was thrust into the spotlight when it became a centre for protests against the regime of President Omar al-Bashir.

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