Sudan coup

This item appears on page 5 of the December 2021 issue.

Sudan’s military dissolved the country’s civilian government in a coup and arrested multiple elected leaders on Oct. 25 after months of infighting and protests.

Pro-government protests were ongoing at press time, with protesters barricading streets and demanding that the civilian government be restored. There were reports that troops fired on groups of protesters, with at least 10 people killed and at least 80 injured.

Sudan’s longtime ruler, Omar al-Bashir, was deposed in 2019 and had been replaced by a government shared between the military and elected civilian politicians.