The Media Line led over twenty years ago in pioneering the American independent news agency in the Middle East, arguably the first in the region. We have always stayed true to our mission: to provide you with contextual sourced and trustworthy news. In an age of fake news masquerading as journalism, The Media Line plays a crucial role in providing fact-based news that deserves your support.

We're proud of the dozens of young students we've trained in our Press and Policy Student Program who will form the vanguard of the next generation of journalists to the benefit of countless millions of news readers.

Look out for exciting new additions as we enter 2022.

We thank our loyal readers and wish you all the happiest of holidays.
The Media Line

Non-profit news needs public support.
Please support us with your generous contributions:
Tens of Thousands of Sudanese Protesters Rally Against Coup
Sudanese security forces fire tear gas on protesters against a political deal struck between the chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and against the military coup in Khartoum, Sudan on Nov. 30, 2021. (Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Tens of Thousands of Sudanese Protesters Rally Against Coup

Tens of thousands of Sudanese pro-democracy protesters marched near the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, to protest last month’s military coup of the country. Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and chased protesters in order to disperse the demonstrations on Tuesday. Protests also took place Tuesday in Port Sudan, Kassala, Nyala and Atbara.

The October 25 takeover was led by Sudanese Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and ousted the civilian coalition that had been set to take over the government as part of a power-sharing agreement signed two years ago. Less than two weeks after the coup, Burhan announced that he will not be part of the new government, and deposed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was restored to his position as head of the government. Hamdok said he would name a “technocratic government” of qualified professionals to lead the country to democratic elections.

Military and civilian groups in Sudan had been sharing power since the country’s former leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted in 2019 following months of street protests. The country was moving toward civilian rule and a democratic election by the end of 2023. The military was scheduled to hand over leadership of the council to a civilian leader in the coming months though no specific date had been set.

Western powers have condemned the coup and suspended economic assistance to Sudan, which suffered a deep economic crisis.

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.