Sudan: Death Toll Rises to 60+ as Struggle Between Military and Protesters Mounts

HeadlineJun 05, 2019

In Sudan, the number of people killed since a deadly raid on a protest camp Monday morning has risen to at least 60, according to doctors who have been taking part in the ongoing anti-government uprising. The U.N. has condemned the use of “excessive force” by military and security forces, but a Security Council bid to condemn the killings was reportedly blocked by China and Russia.
The ruling military transitional government said today it was open to new talks with opposition groups, after it announced earlier this week it was canceling negotiations and called for elections within nine months. The opposition rejected the plan because it would allow the military to oversee the elections; they are calling instead for three years of a civilian-led transitional authority.

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