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A Quick Run Down: What is Happening in Sudan?


Earlier this year Alaa Salah was the face of Sudan’s peaceful protest against President Omar Al Bashir. You may remember that iconic photo of Alaa Salah in her white robes, standing on top of a car and talking to a crowd of anti-government protesters. She was dubbed as the “Lady Liberty” of Sudan.

Alaa Salah Singing and Speaking to Anti-Government Protesters in Sudan. 2019. Source: OkayAfrica.

But why were Sudanese civilians protesting against their government in the first place?

Since President Omar Al Bashir was elected in 1993 he has been issued two warrants for his arrest. He has been accused of genocide, torture, rape and war crime.

For months the protests against President Al Bashir were peaceful. But over these past few weeks, Sudan has been riddled with more terror and violence.

Al Bashir was over thrown by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) in April. And now the military council have taken control of Sudan.

Hundreds have been raped, tortured and beaten by the Sudanese security forces. And more than a hundred have been killed.

But it is uncertain exactly how people have been victim to these cruel acts as Sudan is experiencing a media blackout and civilians do not have access to the internet.

The European Union says "All human rights violations and abuses committed will be investigated in an independent and transparent manner, and perpetrators will be held accountable for their acts.”

So how long will the TMC be in power?

And how many more people in Sudan will suffer?

Demi Lynch,

Announcer & Producer of 'The Nasty Woman Club Podcast'

Co-Producer & Co-Announcer of Radio 4EB program 'Fair Comment'

Former 102.1FM 4ZZZ Radio Announcer & Contributor

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