Sudanese Student Reportedly Killed While Protesting

The uprisings in Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt, along with economic hardships, sparked post-election student protests in Khartoun and Omdurman. Activists are reporting that a student, Mohamed Abd al-Rahman, has died from injuries after clashing with police on Sunday. Police say they have no report of deaths.

The protests, which were arranged on Facebook, took place after the results of Southern Sudan's bid for independence were announced on Sunday. Sudan's vice president confirmed that the North would accept the South's vote in favor of secession after 99 percent of voters backed independence.


Economic hardship, along with the lack of political freedom, sparked Sunday's demonstrations in Khartoum and its twin city, Omdurman. It is being reported on Facebook that Mohamed Abd al-Rahman was shot by police. "You are our martyr Mohamed Abd al-Rahman," activists wrote on a Facebook group called Youth for Change, which has more than 16,000 members, reports the Reuters news agency. The universities have been surrounded by heavy security, and some have even closed.

One thing is for sure: You can't stop freedom and democracy, even with bullets. People can see what's possible and the change that is happening in other places on the continent via numerous channels, including social networks. Like it or not, the revolution will be digitized and televised.


Read more at BBC News.

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