Sudanese protesters: Forces kill 1 outside Khartoum’s sit-in

Thousands of Sudanese protesters staged sit-ins in front of the military headquarters in Khartoum since April. (File/AFP)
Updated 02 June 2019

Sudanese protesters: Forces kill 1 outside Khartoum’s sit-in

  • Sudan Doctors Committee said the shooting happened on Nile Street
  • The organization reported at least 11 people being wounded as a result

KHARTOUM: A Sudanese medical union says at least one person has been shot dead by security forces near a sit-in outside the military’s headquarters in the capital, Khartoum.
The Sudan Doctors Committee says the shooting took place late Saturday on Nile Street and that at least 11 people were wounded.
Two people were killed in the area last week.
The doctors committee is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association, which has been spearheading the protests that led to the military overthrow of longtime ruler Omar Al-Bashir in April.
Tens of thousands have staged a sit-in outside the military headquarters since April 6, following nearly four months of protests against Al-Bashir.
Tensions have risen as negotiations remain deadlocked between protesters and the generals, who took over the country after Al-Bashir’s ouster.


UN chief will work with new Lebanon government on reforms

Updated 10 min 9 sec ago

UN chief will work with new Lebanon government on reforms

  • Guterres’ spokesperson said the United Nations was committed to supporting “Lebanon’s strengthening of its sovereignty, stability and political independence”
  • Lebanon formed a new government under Prime Minister Hassan Diab

BEIRUT: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government on Tuesday and will work with the new premier to support reforms in the heavily indebted country grappling with an urgent economic crisis.
A statement issued by Guterres’ spokesperson also said the United Nations was committed to supporting “Lebanon’s strengthening of its sovereignty, stability and political independence.”
Lebanon formed a new government under Prime Minister Hassan Diab after the Shiite Hezbollah movement and its allies agreed on a cabinet after weeks of wrangling over portfolios.