Sudan: Internet Restrictions, Violence a ‘Recipe for Disaster’ – UN

[UN News] After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.

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Sudan: Junta Accuses Opposition of ‘Provoking Sudanese Forces’

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Transitional Military Council (TMC) has accused the opposition Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC) of provoking the regular forces and deviating the demonstrations of the March of Millions from its track, which led to deaths and injuries.

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South Sudan: Is the Peace Deal in South Sudan Holding?

[ISS] In September 2018 South Sudanese actors signed a new peace agreement to ‘revitalise’ the 2015 deal, which had collapsed. The new agreement, the result of months of negotiations led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), secured the buy-in of most of the parties to the conflict.

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Africa: Popular Protests Pose a Conundrum for the AU’s Opposition to Coups

[The Conversation Africa] Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir was overthrown in April following months of incessant countrywide protests. Less than two weeks earlier, protesters forced Algeria’s long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.

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