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Students stage sit-in at Khartoum university over dormitory burning


February 7, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Students from the faculties of Law and Economics at the University of Khartoum staged a sit-in on Thursday to protest the reaction of the school’s administration to the incident which took place last week.

The university dormitories were set on fire by reportedly pro-government elements in retaliation to an opposition protest at a graduation event attended by Sudan’s 2nd Vice President Al-Haj Adam Youssef.

Twenty-seven rooms housing around 132 students were impacted by the fire.

Sudanese police stepped up their presence around the university in the aftermath.

The students marched through the university on Thursday chanting "Student O student, ask for your right" and handed the administration a memo containing a set of demands.

Sources told Sudan Tribune that the students called for placing the dormitories under university management instead of the National Students Fund, not housing students from other universities in these dorms, holding those behind the burning accountable and compensating students for losses incurred as a result of the fire.

The students also said they reject the amount of compensation ordered by the dean, which was SDG 200 ($45).

Last week the head of the university, Sideeg Hayati, said in a statement that anyone who is proven to have played a role in these incidents will be punished and called on anyone with information to come forward and testify before a committee which has been established to investigate this week’s events.


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  • 8 February 2013 15:40, by Paul Ongee

    Ya Sudani Inti,
    Has China been the engine of economic growth for the whole world? When did it reportedly overtake USA? China did overtake Germany and Japan lately but not USA. Please, attend ESL class. Is there any news of double-digit economic growth of Sudan following the historic event of July9th, 2011? No. Never. Perhaps when Sudan denounce the following attitudes:

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    • 8 February 2013 15:42, by Paul Ongee

      Sudan has registered double-digit oil theft under CPA and beyond, double-digit weeping following 09/07/2011; double-digit war mongering under AU/UN-mediated negotiations; double-digit hosting Al-Qaeda operatives, terrorists and smuggling weapons to Gaza Strip; double-digit fooling two regional organizations, AU and Arab League for economic, religious and identity survival;

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      • 8 February 2013 15:42, by Paul Ongee

        And lastly poses as the powerful engine of interpreting and adopting “Sharia” law in a multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural society under the five-year supervision of Iran. Otherwise, Sudan will not qualify for a “big credit line” to revive its sluggish economy and stay in power without eyeing South Sudan oil.

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        • 8 February 2013 15:43, by Paul Ongee

          Any news about the registered double-digit axis of evil? Sudan needs first to register double-digit freedom of expression and democratic transformation prior to registering double- digit economic growth under the current regime of National Criminal Party (NCP).

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