Sudan police fire teargas, disperse protests over army's forced retirement

What you need to know:

  • Earlier this week, the military published a list of officers of various ranks who had been forced into retirement.
  • Army spokesman Brigadier Amer Muhammad Al-Hassan, quoted by state news agency SUNA, said the list was issued "as usual at the beginning of each new year".
  • But activists launched a social media campaign backing sidelined lieutenant Mohammad al-Sadiq, who had voiced support for their campaign from its beginning in December 2018 over the soaring prices of bread.



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