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Death on the Nile

06 June 2019

Hopes of a peaceful transition in Sudan faded further this week. A deadly crackdown by the military against protesters has left more than 100 people dead, with dozens of bodies dumped in the Nile River. Protest leaders are refusing to hold further talks with the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and have vowed to continue their demands for the handover of power to a civilian authority.

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The People vs Omar al-Bashir

24 January 2019

The latest wave of protests began in the town of Atbara and were initially focused on public anger at the country’s poor economic conditions, including high inflation and the rising costs of basic goods; however, the scale of the unrest has grown, and people are now demanding that President Omar al-Bashir steps down from office. Rallies have been held across the country, including in the capital Khartoum and the neighbouring city of Omdurman, and the protests are the most sustained in the country’s recent history.

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