Footage has been released of Sudanese students protesting on the streets of Khartoum over the country's declining economic conditions that have seen a steep rise in the cost of living.

Filmed on 20 June, the protest is one of a number that have been happening at universities across the country, despite police attempts to crack down on the demonstrations. Riot police fired tear gas at protesters, and attacked the remaining students, injuring at least seven. The students have demanded that Sudan President Omar al-Bashir be overthrown after what they have said are inept economic policies in a government riddled with corruption.

Sudan lost its oil reserves when the South Sudan region broke away and became an independent nation last year. Omar al-Bashir has imposed severe austerity measures on the country in an attempt to counter steep inflation that economists believe could be over 40 per cent.

Written by Alfred Joyner