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US freezes aid to Sudan in response to military takeover

The Biden administration urged Sudan’s military to reinstate the civilian-led government, threatening an end to much-needed assistance.
Sudanese men protest against a military coup that overthrew the transition to civilian rule, on Oct. 25, 2021 in the al-Shajara district in southern Khartoum.

The United States is freezing $700 million in financial assistance to Sudan after the country’s military dissolved the government and arrested top civilian leaders, including Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.

The Biden administration condemned the military takeover on Monday and urged its leaders to reverse course.

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