Sudan: 4 killed as civil disobedience campaign seeks to oust military

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At least four people have been killed in Sudan after opposition groups started a civil disobedience campaign, demanding a transition of power.

The campaign comes a week after more than 100 people were killed in a violent crackdown by security forces with the death toll now standing at 188, according to a group of doctors in the capital.

4 more killed in Sudan violence

After weeks of peaceful demonstrations and negotiations between Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition groups, security forces brutally clamped down on protesters last week, killing dozens of people.

Security forces fired live ammunition at unarmed crowds and reports have emerged of bodies being hidden in the river Nile. Numerous hospitals said they were also attacked by soldiers targeting injured protesters.

Sudan’s military has blamed protest leaders for the violence, insisting they have broken the law by staging widespread demonstrations. However, the move inexplicably follows weeks of cooperation between the military council and protests groups until negotiations over a power-sharing deal broke down.

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About Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks is a UK journalist who wants to cut out the international agendas in news. Spending his early years in both England and Northern Ireland he saw the difference between reality and media coverage at an early age. After graduating from the University of Chester with a BA in journalism, his travels revealed just how large the gap between news and the real world can be. As Editor-in-Chief at East Africa Monitor, it’s his job to provide a balanced view of what’s going on in the region for English-speaking audiences.