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Several protesters killed in military crackdown in Sudan

By France24
31 December 2021   |   6:45 am
Several protesters are killed in a crackdown on huge Sudanese protests against the military. The military took over the country in October and dozens have died in demonstrations demanding the return of civilian rule.

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