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04/8/2019 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – Protests in Sudan continue to fight the oppression and dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir. Over the past few months, no less than 30 people have been killed during these protests, because the government, led by Bashir, has used violent and fatal means to try and end them. The protestors are calling for Bashir to step down from his role as president, which he has been in since he led a military coup in the late 1980’s. His nearly 30-year rule has been marked by corruption, violence including genocide, human right’s abuses against minorities and suppression of all opposition.

These recent protests were sparked when the government in Sudan jumped the price of bread by about three times the normal amount overnight. People started gathering in the capital city of Khartoum because they were unable to afford food anymore. The protests have led to Bashir stepping down as the leader of his political party, firing all of the state governors and replacing them with military officials, and instituting a nationwide state of emergency. Bashir is scrambling to hold onto his power.

There have also been reports that the genocide in Darfur and Blue Nile continues to this day, despite Bashir’s promise to end the indiscriminate bombing of these people. It is long past time that Bashir stepped down or was removed from power by his people. Without this, Sudan is likely to continue as one of the worst persecutors of Christians, and oen of the worst Human Rights violators in the world.

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