Sudan university closed due to riots

Student riots in Sudan have forced the indefinite closure a university campus in Kadaru, university officials said on Saturday.

    Police arrested 62 students in connection with riots at Juba University

    The Kadaru campus of the Sudanese University of Juba has been closed since Thursday.

    University director Babikir Ahmed Mohamed said the deans’ council had decided to suspend studies in faculties of Kadaru campus “indefinitely” for the “maintenance and stability.”

    Opposition democratic alliance and southern students have been blamed by police for riots which resulted in fires and damages to laboratories.

    Police arrested 62 students while 15 were “slightly” injured on the campus, about 20 km to the north of the centre of Khartoum.

    The University of Juba was moved from Juba in southern Sudan, to Khartoum about 20 years ago due to security concerns. It is now scattered in different parts of the capital.

    Students were demanding immediate student union elections.

    Although elections were originally scheduled for Saturday, they were postponed by the electoral committee to an unspecified date until after examinations, said Mohamed.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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