Home | News    Wednesday 20 April 2016

One student killed in clashes at University of Kordofan


April 19, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - One student was killed and more than twenty others injured on Tuesday in violent clashes among students at the University of Kordofan, 588 km south west of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

Students throw stones during a confrontation with the antiriot policemen in the University Street as they protest over government plan to transfer the premises of the University of Khartoum outside the capital, on Wednesday April 13, 2016.

The bloody clashes erupted between the students belonging to opposition parties and those supporting the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) during an election campaign to win over the Students’ Union.

Medical sources in North Kordofan state capital, El-Obeid said that first year engineering student Abu Bakr Siddiq died of gunshot wounds, pointing that five other students were injured by live bullets.

The same sources added that 22 students have been injured in the clashes, pointing that some of them sustained serious head and pelvis wounds and require advanced medical care that is not available in the city.

According to a statement issued by the students belonging to the opposition Tuesday, the NCP supporters who controlled the previous Students’ Union held the general assembly on Monday in prelude to holding the elections.

It added that the general assembly demanded the students to submit the lists of candidates at 5:00 am (local time) in an attempt to dissuade them from participating in the elections and allow the NCP supporters to win by acclamation.

The statement added that while the opposition supporters were heading to submit the list of their candidates on Tuesday dawn, they were attacked by plain clothes officers.

It pointed that one student was killed in the attack and several others wounded, saying dozens of the students have been detained. Also, a vehicle and two motorcycles of the university guards were burnt.

The statement held the university chancellor and the elections committee besides the university guards responsible for the bloody events and accused them of complicity in the attack against the defenceless students.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

In memory of Kerbino Wol 2020-06-29 08:17:47 By Robert Portada On 5 June 2020, Kerbino Wol announced that he was standing in solidarity with fellow citizens deep in the sacred land of South Sudan and launching the official manifesto of the (...)

Sudan: Dynamics of change and resistance of political parties to change  2020-06-26 19:15:55 By: Hussein Arko Menawi When we look at the political timeline in Sudan it gives us strong evidence, how the political future in Sudan is critical, bleak and confusing. It is also a good (...)

Sudan’s legitimate request for UN assistance. Who the opponents are and what their ulterior motives? (3-3) 2020-06-26 12:08:29 By: Trayo A. Al Ali Trayo Keep the focus on: Regardless of any inadvertent diversion punctuates the course of this discussion, it is extremely important for the reader to strickly keep the focus (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.