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Families of Sudan’s revolution’s missing people want truth

By France24
10 April 2021   |   11:18 am
A tense run-up to elections in Benin leaves one dead and several people wounded by gunfire in protests in the central city of Savé. Also, two years after the revolution that toppled Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, hundreds of people who disappeared during the violent upheaval are still missing. Their loved ones are desperately seeking answers. Finally, Ivorian craftsman and creative Jean-Servais Somian has an international following but he plans on giving back to his homeland by opening a design school in Ivory Coast.

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