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Sudan military coup leaders tighten grip ahead of dialogue with civilians

The leaders of the coup in Sudan are gearing up for direct talks with civilians for the first time since their seizure of power about eight months ago, a few days after lifting the state of emergency in the country.
People gather for a protest outside the UN mission in Sudan's capital Khartoum on June 1, 2022.

Sudan’s rival parties are getting ready to sit face to face for the first time since the October 2021 military coup that continues to fuel a sharp political division in the country.

Volker Perthes, UN Special Representative to Sudan and head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITMAS), revealed to the press on June 2 that the Sudanese army will hold direct talks with politicians and civilian activists this month to seek a solution to the current political crisis.

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