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Breaking: Sudan cancels Al Jazeera Live’s TV licence

The broadcaster says its live-streaming coverage of opposition rallies was criticised

The broadcaster says its live-streaming coverage of opposition rallies was criticized

Sudan has abolish the licence of the live-streaming channel of Al Jazeera’s television network.

Al Jazeera Mubasher said its team had been prohibited from working in Sudan, which had blamed them of unethical coverage of opposition rallies.

In November, Al Jazeera’s Khartoum bureau chief was apprehended and held for three days without charge.

Activists say over 60 people have been killed in a series of protests held against October’s military coup.

On Sunday, Sudanese doctors expressed opposition against what they said were attacks against medical personnel by the security forces in the course of pro-democracy rallies.

One doctor in Khartoum told AFP news agency that the security forces surprisingly fired tear gas in the hospitals.

Protesters want Abdalla Hamdok, who is under house arrest, reinstated as prime minister

Four days before the coup, millions had marched nationwide in support of a transition to full civilian rule

 

Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in Africa, split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence.

More about Sudan:

Viewpoint: How Sudan’s generals betrayed my generation

A quick guide to Sudan

 

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