Burning Sudanese police car, shared by @his_moezness

Burning Sudanese police car, shared by @his_moezness

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Isolated protests in Sudan first began in early 2011, inspired by the Arab Spring movement of the same time that saw protests and revolutions rock countries including Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Syria. Demonstrators in Sudan were met with repression by the authorities, which in turn triggered further unrest.

More recently in June 2012, students have been taking to the streets over drastic rises in food and fuel prices as a result of the country's planned austerity measures. They have since developed into larger scale anti-government protests, which have been again restrained.

Some analyses of the unrest have labelled it the start of the country's own ‘Arab Spring'; however, others dispute similarities between the movements.

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What we do: Global Voices bloggers from Sub-Saharan Africa report on how citizens use the Internet and social media to make their voices heard, often translating from other languages. Check back for further developments to this page.

Featured Global Voices Posts – #SudanRevolts

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28 Aug – Sudan: Twitter Activist Released after Two Months in Detention
15 Jul – Sudan: Women Targeted as #SudanRevolts Enters Second Month
11 Jul – Sudan: Blogger Recounts Three Days of Interrogation
24 Jun – Sudan: Unshackling the Sudanese Revolution
23 Jun – Sudan: Protests Trigger Arrest of Twitter Activists
23 Jun – Sudan: “Police Denies Use of Bullets; All Injuries are Imaginary”
22 Jun – Sudan: Netizens Verify Internet Blackout Rumours
22 Jun – #SudanRevolts in Wake of Austerity Anger


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Hashtags: #SudanRevolts | #Sudan

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