Another African Union failure in Sudan

The AU’s silence in the face of a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters, has undermined their credibility yet again. The brutal crackdown in late September by Sudan’s security forces and militias, resulted in over 200 deaths and hundreds of protesters wounded and arrested, according to Sudanese and international human rightsorganisations. The largest anti-government demostrations in many years saw protesters who sought a reversal of the government’s decision to reduce fuel subsidies. The incident also resulted in the detention of a number of political opponents, a crackdown on journalists, and restrictions on freedom of…

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