RT published this video item, entitled “Lack of justice for victims of 2019 massacre sparks new protests in Khartoum, Sudan” – below is their description.
Frustrated by the protracted investigation into the killing of 128 protesters in 2019 following the ouster of Omar al-Bashir, thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Khartoum to demand justice.
Khartoum or Khartum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in Ethiopia.
Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.
Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.