Conflict & Justice

Students Protest Against Economic Austerity in Sudan

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People wait to get fuel for their vehicles at a petrol station in Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo: Reuters)

Students are at the forefront of a wave of protests in Sudan.

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For the past week, Sudanese students have been taking to the streets in Khartoum and around the country.

They are upset by the government's plans to impose painful austerity measures.

Sudan's economy has struggled since the secession of oil-rich South Sudan last year.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to the BBC's James Copnall to get more details.