How Sudan's Military Coup Threatens Its Democracy : Consider This from NPR In recent years, Sudan has been home to one of the most successful pro-democracy movements on the African continent. Now, a military coup threatens that movement's progress.

NPR's Eyder Peralta, who has been reporting in the region, explains how it all unfolded — and what could happen next.

Read more on the events in Sudan from NPR's Becky Sullivan: The coup in Sudan could threaten U.S. influence in a strategically important region.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Sudan's Military Coup Is Threatening Its Long March Toward Democracy

Sudan's Military Coup Is Threatening Its Long March Toward Democracy

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Sudanese protesters lift national flags as they rally on 60th Street in the capital Khartoum, to denounce overnight detentions by the army of government members, on Oct. 25, 2021. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sudanese protesters lift national flags as they rally on 60th Street in the capital Khartoum, to denounce overnight detentions by the army of government members, on Oct. 25, 2021.

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In recent years, Sudan has been home to one of the most successful pro-democracy movements on the African continent. Now, a military coup threatens that movement's progress.

NPR's Eyder Peralta, who has been reporting in the region, explains how it all unfolded — and what could happen next.

Read more on the events in Sudan from NPR's Becky Sullivan: The coup in Sudan could threaten U.S. influence in a strategically important region.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott. It was edited by Eyder Peralta, Mark Katkov, Lee Hale, Brent Baughman, and Matt Ozug. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.