Student shot dead in Sudan spark countrywide protests

BBC correspondents in Sudan report that outraged protesters have gathered in several cities including the capital, Khartoum, following the killing of five protesters in North Kordofan state.

At least four of those killed were secondary school children.

The group that has spearheaded Sudan’s recent protests leading to President Omar al-Bashir’s ousting, the Sudan Professional’s Association, says the ruling military council is to blame for the deaths and is now calling for nationwide protests.

It is demanding an immediate transfer of power to civilians.