The World BrieflyMarch 02, 2022
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Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, this week, the latest protests against the October military coup that removed the civilian-led transitional government in Sudan, the Associated Press reported.
Health officials said that at least one person was killed and dozens were injured during clashes between protesters and security forces.
The recent marches are part of the near-daily street demonstrations that have plagued the African country since the Oct. 25 coup that ended the civilian-military transitional government that was to guide the country toward democratic elections, according to Reuters.
Demonstrators have been demanding the creation of a fully civilian government to complete the country’s democratic transition. However, Sudan’s military leaders said they would only relinquish power to an elected government.
Elections are planned for next year.
Meanwhile, at least 83 people have died and more than 2,600 have been injured since the coup.
The takeover ended Sudan’s short-lived transition to democracy: The country had been on a fragile path to democratic rule since a popular uprising ended the three-decade rule of autocratic leader Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
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