Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) prevented a protest march by more than 1,500 Darfuri students – who resigned en masse from the University of Bakht El Rida in El Duweim in White Nile state – from entering the national capital of Khartoum yesterday.

The students, who demand the release of ten of their number accused of killing two police officers in May, were stopped on the outskirts of the city.