The repression continues to be bloody in Sudan.

Two demonstrators died on Saturday in demonstrations that continue seven months after a coup that deprived the country, one of the poorest in the world, of all international aid, according to doctors.

A protester was "shot dead" by the security forces and the second died "suffocated by tear gas canisters" in Khartoum, says a union of pro-democracy doctors.

These deaths bring to 98 the number of dead in the repression of demonstrations against the military power in place since the coup led on October 25 by the head of the army, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, according to this source.

Since that date, hundreds of other demonstrators have been injured and as many arrested.

Without dialogue the country will sink, says the UN

The putsch brutally ended a fragile division of power concluded between civilians and soldiers after the dismissal by the army in 2019 of dictator Omar al-Bashir in power for three decades.

The United Nations and the African Union – which has suspended Sudan – plead for a dialogue between all political forces, under penalty of seeing the country sink definitively “economically and in terms of security”.

Already, according to the UN, one in two Sudanese will suffer from hunger by the end of the year.

However, scalded by the putsch, the civilians refuse to dialogue with the soldiers who, themselves, demand “compromises” from pro-democracy.


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