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Africa Weekly: Rival Sudan camps gear up for protests as tensions rise

AFP, 22 Oct 2021
This week in Africa, supporters of Sudan's transitional government take to the streets of the capital as rival demonstrators stage a sit-in demanding a return to military rule; Nigerian youths hold memorial protests in Lagos and Abuja, one year after security forces violently suppressed mass protests against police brutality and bad governance; former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo launches a new political party he hopes will return him to the presidency; and in South Africa, the smell of burnt tyres wafts over an asphalt track outside Johannesburg, where hundreds gather to watch cars skid into circles at dizzying speed, stunt performers hanging perilously out of windows.

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