In Sudan, protest leaders and the ruling Transitional Military Council have agreed to resume talks following a bloody military crackdown on nonviolent demonstrators. Protest leaders say an ongoing civil disobedience action will be halted for now. The news was delivered by Ethiopian mediators in Sudan.
A group of doctors involved in the protest movement say at least 118 people have been killed since the crackdown at the protest site last Monday. Doctors also say paramilitaries with the Rapid Support Forces committed at least 70 rapes since the raid.
Sudan’s military took power in April after a months-long popular uprising led to the overthrow of longtime authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir.