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The Discrimination Against Sudanese Students from Darfur in Sudanese Universities (Report)


MagkaSama Team - October 2, 2018
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Over one thousand Darfur students have resigned from a university in protest against racist and discriminatory policies. (2017)

Via PeaceInsight.org


As you know very well now, the life of Darfuri is very difficult in Darfur but it is also outside of the war-torned region. Radio Dabanga published a report by Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) exposing discrimination against Darfuri students at Sudan universities: Tales of the Tombstones: The Discrimination Against Sudanese Students from Darfur in Sudanese Universities.

Radio Dabanga writes in their article:

The report also analyses security violations and prosecutions of students from the Darfur, including the prolonged detention, physical, and psychological torture in detention centres, and the political assassinations of student activists. In particular, the report referred to the role of the jihadist units in the universities (the student militias of the ruling party that are active in universities) in carrying out these violations, in addition to the role of the security apparatus and the police in these violations.

The report is very detailed, with chapters about: Background on the war in Darfur; The Impact of War in Darfur; and The student movement in the universities and the Darfur Students Association. Here is an extract from the report:

Darfuri social and cultural student associations have gathered under the Darfur Students Association. Since the outbreak of the war in Darfur, these students have found themselves facing a brutal security apparatus and being systematically targeted. The student body has played a role in protecting Darfuri students from violations of their rights by university administrations and facilitated self-help in the face of repressive actions by the regime. In addition, it supports general students’ demands on issues such as housing and tuition…

You can read full report on this page.



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