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‘An epidemic’ of coups, U.N. chief laments, urging Security Council to act

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. chief Antonio Guterres assailed what he called “an epidemic of coup d’états” on Tuesday and urged the Security Council to act to effectively deter them as the 15-member body prepared to discuss the military takeover in Sudan. “The Sudanese people has shown very clearly their intense desire for reform and democracy,” the secretary-general told reporters as he again condemned the Sudanese army’s seizure of power on Monday and urged all parties to exercise “maximum restraint.” Sudan’s top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Tuesday defended the mi…

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