Could hashtags save Sudan?


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Last December, the people of Sudan took to the streets to protest against high food prices and decades of hardship under the rule of Omar al-Bashir. Four months later momentum of the protests spread across the country, and led to the ousting of the president. But then things took a turn for the worse. On 3rd June, military forces opened fire on protesters in the capital, Khartoum. When Sudanese people shared news of the massacre on social media, the government shut down internet access across the country. BBC Africa’s Mohanad Hashim tells us about what it’s been like in Sudan over the past few months, while London-based activist Negla Abdalla explains how international activism is making a difference. Producers: Seren Jones, Philly Beaumont. Mixed by Nicolas Raufast. Editor: John Shields.

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