'Start Here': In Sudan, the fight for democracy

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July 4, 2019, 6:11 AM

It's Thursday, July 4, 2019. Let's start here.

The American Dream in Sudan

As America marks its independence, ABC News’ "Start Here" podcast shines a light on those who are risking their lives every day in pursuit of freedom. This morning, in the first of a two-part series, host Brad Mielke takes listeners to the ongoing fight for democracy in Sudan and asks where the situation is headed next.

"They've had corruption, they've had a dictatorship, they've had war, they've had civil disorder," ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell tells the podcast. "People are sick and tired, and want change."

"Start Here," ABC News' flagship podcast, offers a straightforward look at the day's top stories in 20 minutes. Listen for free every weekday on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or the ABC News app. Follow @StartHereABC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for exclusive content and show updates.


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