The protests in Sudan has won the World Press Photo contest

MOSCOW, April 17 – RIA Novosti. The dedicated to the protests that began in Sudan in December 2018, was the photo of the year at the World Press Photo contest, according to the website of the competition.

the Photo of one of the stories of the Sudanese protests in June 2019 was made by Japanese photographer Ashesi Chiba Prefecture, the Agency France Presse.

“Young man in the light of the mobile phone reads the poetry of protest, while demonstrators during a blackout in Khartoum (the Sudanese capital – ed.), chanting slogans calling for the establishment of civil government”, – stated in the description of the photo.

Sudan with the end of 2018, experiencing a period of instability caused by the economic downturn and the ensuing popular protests. In April, Sudan was a military coup. Who ruled for 30 years, President Omar al-Bashir were removed from power and later imprisoned. At the end of August 2019, the head of the transitional military Council of the Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in as head of the Sovereign Council of the country. The new Prime Minister of the Sudan Abdullah Hamdok was sworn in on August 21, 2019.

World Press Photo is the largest and most prestigious annual award in the field of photojournalism.