#AceWorldNews About 100,000 people have fled their homes in Sudan’s Darfur region because of an upsurge of violence in the last six weeks, according to the UN peacekeeping chief.
Herve Ladsous said Wednesday this adds to the nearly 2 million people displaced by the Darfur conflict, including 400,000 last year, AP reported.
Darfur has been gripped by bloodshed since 2003 when rebels took up arms against the government in Khartoum, accusing it of discrimination.
#AceWorldNews A student in Sudan died on Tuesday after police fired tear gas at a demonstration taking place at Khartoum University, in the country’s centre, according to a statement emailed to Reuters by police.
The protesters reportedly had ties with the Darfur region, where dozens have been killed in recent weeks during clashes with the forces of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
The police deployed tear gas and used batons on the 200 students who had comprised the march against violence in Darfur, for which they hold the government responsible.
Bashir has remained in power, despite an indictment from the International Criminal Court accusing him of instigating war crimes in Darfur.