Lawmakers, civil society groups ask for equipment for military
04 July 2017 | 9:42 am
Lawmakers, civil society groups ask for equipment for the military.
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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.
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