Agence France-PresseMay 11, 2013 12:28
Sudan's security service on Saturday ordered the closure of a community forum, one of the independently run TEDx events held around the world, even though it was non-political, the organiser said.
"They unplugged the electricity," Anwar Dafa-Alla, who founded Sudan's version of TEDx two years ago, told AFP.
He said almost 1,000 people were attending the event at a luxury Khartoum hotel when officials stopped it before it was even half finished.
"We were only focused on the positive," he said. "We don't do politics."