Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to celebrate Sudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council signing a final power-sharing deal.
The head of a Sudanese investigation into the violent break up of a protest by security forces said on Saturday that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded in the 3 June incident in Khartoum, citing a higher death toll than previous official estimates.
Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces in June, and ongoing sexual harassment on Sudan’s streets.
Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, setting off street celebrations by thousands of people.
Sudanese protest leaders called for a one-day nationwide “civil disobedience” campaign on July 14, in an announcement on Monday.