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Freedom under fire

Protesters outside military HQ, Khartoum. Pic: Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir
Protesters outside military HQ, Khartoum. Pic: Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir

As it tries to shoot down the democracy protests, the junta underplays the deepening splits in its own ranks

Such was the horror wreaked by the Rapid Support Forces' (RSF) massacre squad on 3 June that the tentative steps towards dialogue this week between the pro-democracy protesters and the junta have been greeted with some relief but low expectations in Khartoum.

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