Rising tensions in Sudan

The body of a Sudanese journalist was found beheaded on a dirt road in Khartoum yesterday, Reuters reports. No one has claimed responsibility for the killing, but the editor, Mohamed Taha, was a supporter of the Khartoum government who had views that had angered Islamists in the past; attempts were made on his life in the 1990s.

Protesters at the morgue agitated for the government officials viewing the body to resign. The Sudanese government has, unsurprisingly, cracked down hard on such all demonstrations and accusing the protesters of “inciting sedition and supporting an ‘external plot'”–the U.N. mission approved last week by the Security Council–against Sudan.