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Veteran Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi has given his most overt backing to the protests against Omar al-Bashir, calling for the President’s immediate resignation.

The 83-year-old, who once served as Prime Minister, was speaking at Friday prayers in the city of Omdurman, across the Nile from the capital, Khartoum, where for the past five weeks, there have been almost daily protests against the government.

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On Thursday, three people were killed in what appeared to be the biggest demonstrations yet against Mr Bashir.

There have been further clashes on Friday in at least one town in central Sudan.

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