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Sudan's latest attempted coup has taken the world by storm this weekend. However, observers argue tensions have been brewing for a while, with the rift between its top military commanders growing. DW unpacks the crisis.
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The country's warring rivals continue to fight each other in the capital and Darfur. Meanwhile, both the army and the powerful RSF paramilitary have sent representatives to talks in the Saudi port city of Jeddah.
Just minutes after a cease-fire brokered by Washington and Riyadh, Sudan's warring parties continued to fight each other. Previous truces struck during the past weeks of the conflict have been repeatedly breached.
Clashes between supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and the police have killed at least 15 people. The violence erupted after he was sentenced to two years in prison.
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Fighting between rival tribes in the northeast Indian state over government benefits is threatening to spiral out of control. Indian civil society groups have blamed the BJP government for mismanaging the crisis.
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