10 Jun 2019

Sudan strikes bring country to standstill

A second day of nationwide strikes across Sudan has brought the country to a relative standstill. Despite intimidation, workers refused to turn up, leaving streets in the capital Khartoum deserted, with shops and businesses closed.

Talks between the opposition and the transitional military council broke down last week when security forces moved in to violently disperse the sit-in protest calling for a swift handover to civilian rule.