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Free speech; a threat or an opportunity for democratic reforms in Africa:

  • Bukom 2442 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

In April, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled the country for 30 years, was removed through a military coup in the face of sustained protests by a wide coalition of labor unions and other citizen groups. Since then, protesters have continued to call for the Transitional Military Council to step aside and allow a transition to civilian leadership.
On June 3, security forces violently broke up the protesters’ camps, reportedly resulting in the deaths of at least 13 protesters and injuring many others (now counting108 deaths in total, 6/6/19).
Following this, Sudanese authorities have shut down internet access to limit news of attacks by armed elements against people standing up for democracy, and to prevent peaceful protesters from organizing in Sudan.

JOIN US on June 25, 2019, at 6:30 pm at Bukom Restaurant!!! Space is limited, so reserve your spot TODAY!!

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