Skip to main content
Independent news from the heart of Sudan
Watch live

Public servants with fake diplomas face imprisonment in Sudan

January 11 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Mohamed El Faki (File photo: RD)
Mohamed El Faki (File photo: RD)

The deputy chairman of the Anti-Corruption Committee, Sovereign Council member Mohamed El Faki, vowed to imprison anyone who obtained a public position during the former regime based on a fraudulent diploma.

El Faki has also promised to recover stolen money, clean the remnants of deep state, return illegally obtained lands, and recover loans that were unlawfully allocated.

El Faki explained the mandate of the committee to a rally on Thursday organised by the Sudan Resistance Committee in Omdurman Teaching Hospital to mark the anniversary of January 9 last year, when Sudan experienced the largest demonstration of its kind since the outbreak of the revolution.

At least three people were killed and dozens wounded in violence by security forces.

Omdurman march, Jan 9, 2019

Sudan’s second city of Omdurman, the location of the Parliament, experienced the largest demonstration of its kind since the outbreak of popular uprising.

Tens of thousands marched from El Shuhada market in downtown Omdurman to the Parliament building along the Nile to hand over a memorandum demanding the immediate and unconditional step-down of Al Bashir and his regime from the rule of the country.

At the same time, a rally was held at the Green Square in Khartoum, attended by hundreds supporting Al Bashir.

The anti-government demonstrations were met by volleys of live ammunition and tear gas from riot police, some of which spilled-over to the Omdurman Teaching Hospital.

Journalists and witnesses told Radio Dabanga at the time that the crowd started with a number of marches through different roads towards the Parliament. On El Arbaeen Street, one of the main roads, thousands of people joined the protest, shouting slogans for overthrow of Al Bashir and his the regime.

Radio Dabanga’s editorial independence means that we can continue to provide factual updates about political developments to Sudanese and international actors, educate people about how to avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases, and provide a window to the world for those in all corners of Sudan. Support Radio Dabanga for as little as €2.50, the equivalent of a cup of coffee.

Back to overview