Sudan has been wracked by months of protests but why did they start and what is their aim?
How did it all begin?
In December, the government tried to stave off economic collapse, brought on by years of US sanctions and loss of oil revenue, with emergency austerity measures and a sharp currency devaluation.
Cuts to bread and fuel subsidies sparked demonstrations in the east over living standards, but the anger soon spread to the capital, Khartoum.
What are the protests’ aims?
Initially, they were focused on rising costs but quickly widened into demands for the removal of President Omar al-Bashir, in charge for nearly 30 years, and his government.
Protesters buoyed by recent developments in Algeria have adopted slogans of regime change that echo the Arab Spring of 2011.
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