Alaa Salah, the 'Nubian queen' who stood against Bashir

What you need to know:

  • One of the ‘iconic’ photos taken by local photographer Lana Haroun in Khartoum on Monday shows her standing atop a car with a sea of protesters keenly listening in.
  • Dubbed online as "Kandaka" or Nubian queen, she has become a symbol of the protests which she says have traditionally had a female backbone in Sudan.
  • But late on Wednesday Ms Salah tweeted that she had received "death threats" after her footage went viral.

As Sudan continues to push for an end of President Omar Al Bashir’s 30 year rule, a woman seen leading the protests in the country's capital Khartoum has become a symbol of the uprising.


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