News / / 01.22.20

Ozy: The Killers of Darfur Are Cashing In on Foreign Conflicts

After overthrowing dictator Omar al-Bashir last April, Sudanese protesters vowed to remain in the streets of the capital, Khartoum, until the military handed over authority to a civilian government. With the global community watching Sudan closely, security forces were initially careful not to attack demonstrators.

That changed on June 3, 2019, when the army and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) — a paramilitary group formally established seven years ago — brutally cracked down on a protest in front of army headquarters. Witnesses say that the RSF gunned down dozens of people as they ran for cover…

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