Sudanese Protesters Have Returned to the Streets to Demand an End to the Military's Rule

It is reported that 7 people have died and 181 people injured.

After the deadly crackdown which occurred in Khartoum at the beginning of last month, and resulted in the global social media campaign #BlueforSudan, large crowds of Sudanese protesters have returned to the streets in the "millions march" in remembrance of all those who were killed during the deadly crackdown and to demand that the Transition Military Council (TMC) transfer power to civilians. According to the BBC, Sudan's health ministry has reported that 7 people have died while 181 have been injured.


Amid a now month-long internet blackout, protesters have managed to broadcast live recordings of the protests using roaming services and a variety of backdoor methods.

READ: Inside Sudan's Viral Revolution: What You Need to Know

The deputy leader of the TMC, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, has said that, "There are snipers who are firing on people, they shot three members of the Rapid Support Force and five or six citizens. There are infiltrators, people who want to jeopardize progress."

Although the TMC continues to assert that they are trying to "prevent chaos" and maintain order, they have also admitted that ordering the violent dispersing of crowds on June 3rd was a terrible mistake saying, "We ordered the commanders to come up with a plan to disperse this sit-in. They made a plan and implemented it ... but we regret that some mistakes happened."

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), the main civic organisation mobilizing protesters, has described the protests as "a glorious day in Sudan" and added that, "Peace has always been our movement's first word and it will be its last."

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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