What’s really happening in Sudan?


Sudanese shout slogans during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Sudan continue to fill the streets following weeks of demonstrations that led to the removal of Omar al-Bashir as president.

But the fight for civilian rule continues, even after a brutal and deadly crackdown on demonstrators by the Transitional Military Council, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. He’s refusing to concede power and the death toll stemming from clashes continues to rise.

On today’s episode of The Heat Podcast, guest host Mike Walter joins columnist and activist Azaz El-Shami, who breaks down the conflict.