UK stages anti-Russia protests in Sudan via embassy: local media
The British embassy in Sudan is reportedly funding students to protest against Russia.
Sudanese newspaper Al-Rakuba reported today that the British embassy in Sudan funded and tried to persuade Sudanese students who studied in Ukraine to organize anti-Russian protests in front of the Foreign Ministry in Khartum.
An anonymous student who was contacted stated that some of those students who were selected and contacted are involved in what is known as the "Sudanese Resistance Committees Coordination". He had refused to reveal his identity for security concerns.
These committees were formed in cities and villages after the outbreak of the protests on December 19, 2018. These student committees played a big role in organizing demonstrations in the Sudanese government at the time. They remained active up until April 11, 2019, when Omar Al Bashir was ousted.
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The anonymous student added that the committees were motivated towards mobilization through assurances of security and protection by a British diplomat from the embassy as well as incentivizing them with good sums of money.
According to the student's statements, the British official spoke in clear Arabic and asked them to establish an organization and name it "Association of Sudanese Students in Ukrainian Universities" to lead the sit-ins in an organized manner.
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This covert initiative by the British embassy with the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
It is noteworthy that back in February after Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council met with the Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen in Khartoum, dozens of Sudanese demonstrated in the center of Khartoum to protest against Cohen's visit to the country and the bilateral announcement of advancing normalization steps between Khartoum and "Tel Aviv".