Sudan: Security forces kill 2 at anti-coup protests
03 January 2022 | 7:05 am
The Doctors Committee said two people have been killed by authorities. Sudan's military leader has vowed to crack down on protesters demanding civilian rule, saying they "would not achieve a political solution."
Al-Musallami al-Kabbashi was arrested from his home in Sudan, according to the Qatari network, a day after mass protests across the country against last month's military coup.
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso deployed police and the military to "take control of all the country's prisons" after scores of inmates were killed in gang clashes.
Cuba's opposition plans to go ahead with protests demanding greater freedom and the release of political prisoners. The US has accused Havana of orchestrating a clampdown.
The death toll rises in Sudan's protests, as security forces crack down on people marching against the military coup. Meanwhile in the DR Congo, Islamist attacks continue in Beni. The local Muslim community is having to deal with both the deadly consequences of terrorism as well as stigmatisation. Finally, we take you to meet baby turtles in Senegal. Tourism, fishing and construction have threatened several species, but with the pandemic slowdown, nests are flourishing.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is set to return to power in Sudan just weeks after being ousted by the country's military. The military also pledged to free all political detainees.
Sudan's military reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday and promised to release all political detainees after weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a coup, though large crowds took to the streets to reject any deal involving the army.
In the wake of the teenager’s acquittal after killing two people, protesters have taken to the streets across the United States to demonstrate for racial justice. Police clamped down on crowds in Portland, but rallies were largely peaceful.
After Prime Minister Hamdok agreed to return to office alongside the military that had ousted him, pro-democracy factions have vowed to continue taking to the streets after being "betrayed" by their former ally.
Thousands across Sudan have protested a deal between military and civilian leaders to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who was ousted in a coup. The main opposition bloc now rejects any power-sharing with the military.
A climb down by the junta or has the once and future prime minister of Sudan been coopted? After long resisting pressure, Abdalla Hamdok freed from house arrest and signing with the junta an agreement to form a government of technocrats. The former international civil servant saying he did to spare further bloodshed.
Thousands take part in massive protests in Sudan's capital. Dozens are arrested as anger mounts against the country's military. In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his army is making significant gains as he calls on Tigrayan rebels to surrender. And African fashion pays tribute to world-renowned designer Virgil Abloh, who died this weekend at the age of 41.
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