A 25-year-old Sudanese man was being treated in hospital for second-degree burns, medics said Saturday, in the latest instance of self-immolation in the Arab world. Al-Amin Musa Al-Amin, a laborer from Darfur, poured petrol over himself shortly after Friday prayers and lit it as he stood in Suq al-Shaabi, a market in Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city, eye-witnesses told media. The man was rushed to Omdurman hospital’s intensive care unit, medical officials said.
Several young men in Algeria, Egypt and Mauritania have set themselves ablaze since the signature protest of a Tunisian graduate whose action in December triggered a revolt that ousted Tunisia’s veteran president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Widespread economic and political discontent in north Sudan, where the security forces exert tight control, has led to sporadic protests in recent weeks. North Sudan’s economic woes — skyrocketting food prices, weak state finances and large external debts —have been exacerbated by political uncertainty, linked to last week’s puppet-controlled referendum on so called independence for the south, where most of the country’s oil is pumped from. The final results of the plebiscite are set to deliver a landslide vote for separation when in reality the whole Sudanese nation rejected this referendum even before it was held since being Muslims, Islam condemns division of Muslim territory. Rebels in Sudan’s western Darfur region ambushed a small army unit Friday, triggering an hours-long clash that killed 21 people, including 13 rebel fighters and dozens of traitor army soldiers.
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