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Students deplore killing of Darfuri protester on Khartoum campus

Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral of a young University of Khartoum student on Wednesday. He was killed on campus during a protest against the fighting in Darfur. Students blame militias working with the police, which the authorities deny. Read more…

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African migrants flee desert detention camp to march towards Jerusalem

 
About 150 undocumented African migrants have fled the camp where they were being detained in Israel’s Negev desert and are now marching toward Jerusalem, where they plan to ask the government to grant them asylum. Most of them had been locked up for over a year and a half, without trial. We spoke to one of them, who explained why they’re taking this risk. Read more...
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Sudan riots : “The president dares say he’s brought us prosperity !”

 
Massive protests have shaken Sudan for three days now. According to one of our Observers in Khartoum, they were sparked by the announcement that fuel prices were going up, provoking a wave of riots that have been violently repressed by the authorities. Read more...
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Video of woman’s public flogging angers Sudanese activists

 
A video has surfaced online showing Sudanese police repeatedly hitting a woman with a whip. For years, local women’s rights groups have called for the repeal of a law that allows police to publicly whip women they say are breaking public decency laws. Read more...
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Sudanese rally to help flood victims on social media sites

 
Torrential rain has been falling across Sudan since late July, causing devastating floods and leaving thousands of people homeless. Thanks to social media, people no longer have to wait for the government to send help. A movement that started on Facebook has connected thousands of Sudanese with people who want to help with those who need it. Read more...
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Will new deaths reignite Sudan's student protests?

 
The demonstrations that rocked Sudan’s capital on Sunday may at first glance seem like the rebirth of the protest movement that was quashed by police after weeks of clashes last summer. However, according to our Observer, this is far from certain. Read more...
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Video of Sudanese forces’ “campaign of violence” in South Kordofan

 
In a recently discovered video, Sudanese security forces appear to arrest a terrified adolescent in Gardud al Badry, a small village in Sudan’s South Kordofan region, as the town is burned to the ground. Our Observer, who investigated the incident, says the footage is yet further proof of widespread abuses by government forces in the region. Watch the video…
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Our Observers explain why they’re protesting against “Innocence of Muslims”

 
Tensions remain high in the Muslim world over “Innocence of Muslims”, a video recently published on YouTube. Protests denouncing the video as insulting to Islam, and in particular to its Prophet Muhammad, have taken place in several Muslim countries on Friday and over the weekend. We asked several protesters to tell us what shocked them most about the video. Read more...

'Match Battalion' torch village: "These men are part of the Sudanese army"

 
A video reportedly taken from a mobile phone found in the pocket of a dead Sudanese army soldier shows a group of uniformed men gleefully burning down a village in the country’s South Kordofan region. Our Observer decided to find this village and investigate. Read more…
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Sudanese protesters detained in “ghost houses”

 
For the past few weeks, Sudan has been wracked by a wave of anti-government protests. What began as a student protest in the capital of Khartoum against spending cuts, has since transformed into a nationwide movement – one that President Omar al-Bashir is keen to stamp out. Our Observers, who were both detained during demonstrations, describe their treatment at the hands of Sudanese security forces. Read more…
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