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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Sudanese barricade streets as strike over protest deaths begins (Al Jazeera)

Protesters have erected barricades across roads in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and some shops and offices were shut as a two-day general strike and civil disobedience campaign began in response to demonstrators’ deaths. Neighbourhood resistance committees and political parties called the strike starting on Tuesday after seven people were killed in Khartoum on Monday in one of the […]

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UN starts talks in Sudan over post-coup crisis (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations mission in Sudan said it was starting consultations on Monday with the goal of launching direct negotiations to resolve the country’s political crisis after an October coup. The military takeover derailed a transition towards elections in which the army had agreed to share power with civilian groups following the overthrow of longtime leader Omar […]

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At least one killed at Sudan protest against military rule (Al Jazeera)

At least one demonstrator has been killed as security forces broke up a protest in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, as thousands took part in rallies rejecting military rule following a coup 11 weeks ago. The coup, led by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on October 25, derailed a power-sharing transition between the military and civilians […]

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Sudan security forces fire tear gas at Khartoum protesters (Al Jazeera)

Security forces have fired tear gas as thousands rallied in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and a neighbouring city, keeping up the pressure on the military following a coup 11 weeks ago. The coup, led by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on October 25, derailed a power-sharing transition between the military and civilians that had been […]

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UN to hold talks in Sudan to end post-coup crisis (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations has said it will hold talks in Sudan aimed at salvaging a fragile democratic transition amid a grinding deadlock following an October coup and the prime minister’s resignation last week. Volker Perthes, the UN envoy for Sudan, said in a statement on Saturday that the UN-facilitated political process would seek a “sustainable […]

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Several killed in Sudan protests against military rule (Al Jazeera)

Sudanese security forces have killed at least three anti-coup protesters, medics and an activist have said, as thousands of people rallied across Sudan to denounce military rule. Protesters gathered in several cities on Thursday in the first widescale demonstration since Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation as prime minister. Several killed in Sudan protests against military […]

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One killed in Sudan as thousands protest against military rule (Al Jazeera)

A Sudanese anti-coup protester was killed by security forces in Omdurman, twin city of the capital Khartoum, medics say, as thousands rally against the military. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) on Thursday said the unidentified protester took a “live bullet to the head by the putschist forces as he took part in demonstrations”. […]

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Sudan’s democratic transition is over. Now it’s time to support the revolution (Cameron Hudson, Atlantic Council)

To anyone who has watched Sudan’s civilian leaders attempt to wrest power away from the country’s all-powerful security services over the past two years, the resignation late Sunday of beleaguered Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok should have come as no surprise. Sudan’s democratic transition is over. Now it’s time to support the revolution. – Atlantic Council

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Sudan’s Hamdok resigns as prime minister amid political deadlock (Al Jazeera)

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has resigned amid political deadlock and widespread protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s fragile transition to democracy. Hamdok’s decision, announced in a televised address late on Sunday, came six weeks after he returned to his post in a deal with the coup leaders he argued could save […]

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Two deaths, 13 rape allegations reported after Sudan protests (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations Human Rights Office has said that it had received 13 allegations of rape and gang rape by security forces during protests in Sudan, while opposition medics reported a second person killed. Sunday’s demonstration drew hundreds of thousands of people to the capital Khartoum to protest against a military coup on October 25 and a […]

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Thousands march across Sudan protesting military takeover (Al Jazeera)

Sudanese anti-coup protesters have taken to the streets in the capital Khartoum to reject the October 25 military takeover, the latest in a series of demonstrations that have continued even after the reinstatement of the prime minister. Reuters news agency reported that Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and used stun grenades to try and break up […]