Sudan’s military coup and the stifling of speech | The Listening Post

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Sudan’s flirtation with democracy ends in a coup d’etat – how far will the junta go to control what we know about the story?

Contributors:

Mohanad Hashim – journalist

Jonas Horner – deputy director, Horn of Africa, Crisis Group

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, writer and broadcaster

Raga Makawi – editor, Africa Arguments

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Contributors:

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Christophe Deloire – secretary-general, Reporters Without Borders

Aurelien Mondon – associate professor of politics, University of Bath

00:00 Intro

02:15 Sudan’s military coup

11:13 Myanmar’s military courts sentence journalists

13:39 The political rise of Eric Zemmour

24:48 Endnote

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The Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, the Central African Republic to the southwest, South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, Eritrea to the east, and the Red Sea to the northeast.

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