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UAE to build Red Sea port in Sudan

Cairo: On June 21, it emerged that the United Arab Emirates would build a new Red Sea port in Sudan as part of a $6 billion investment package. DAL group chairman Osama Daoud Abdellatif said that the package includes a free trade zone, a large agricultural project, and an imminent $300 million deposit to Sudan's central bank, which would be the first such deposit since the military takeover.

Civil Obedience campaign erupts in Sudan

It was reported on Tuesday that the protestors had set up barricades across roads in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and some shops and offices were shut as a two-day general strike. The protest and civil disobedience campaign began in response to demonstrators’ casualties. “We must resist them until we are victorious or they rule an empty country after they have killed us all,” the Khartoum State resistance committees said in a statement.

Sudanese security forces arrest Al Jazeera’s bureau manager

Due to the street protest, the Sudanese army overran the home of Al Jazeera's Khartoum bureau chief, El Musalmi El Kabbashi, and detained him on Sunday. Security forces also tried to disperse the protests in the capital Khartoum and other cities by using gunfire and tear gas. According to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, the death toll for protestors, killed on Saturday, had risen to six.

The army ousted government to avoid civil war: Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

Khartoum: On Tuesday, Sudan's leading general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan upheld the army's usurpation of democratic govt citing the civil war threat. He also indicted politicians of provocation against the armed forces during his first press conference after the takeover. "The threats we noticed last week could have directed the country into civil war," he stated.